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Florida Dem open to Rubio immigration plan

Published: May 4, 2012 4:30 pm By: DONNA CASSATA (AP)

"Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said Thursday that he is open to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's plan to let young illegal immigrants remain in the United States, but he questioned whether it would solve the nation's immigration problems.

In a roundtable discussion with about three dozen students at the University of South Florida, Nelson said he remains a strong proponent of the DREAM Act, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors measure. The Democratic-backed bill would grant a path to citizenship to young illegal immigrants who attend college or serve in the military. It remains stalled in Congress."

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