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Nelson backs immigration reform: 'We're talking about fairness'



Sen. Bill Nelson on immigration reform:

“I support the principles of a bipartisan group of senators seeking immigration reform and U.S. border security. We simply cannot deport 11 million people. That would be unreasonable. It would ruin our economy.  But anyone who is here must follow the rules, pay taxes, learn English and go to the end of the line. If they do that, they should have a shot at citizenship. And those who are unwilling to do that, they should be sent home.  We also need to make sure that children who through no fault of their own know no other country but ours can stay here to go to college or serve in the military. The bottom line is: we’re talking about fairness. “

[Last modified: Monday, January 28, 2013 12:29pm]


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