Dem lawmakers introduce Florida version of the “DREAM Act”

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Two Democratic state lawmakers have offered a bill for the 2012 legislative session that would create a pathway for undocumented immigrants to get in-state tuition, reports the News Service of Florida. The bill (HB 81, SB 106) allows an immigrant brought here illegally who have spent three years at a Florida high school to be eligible for in-state tuition at a Florida college or university. A similar bill at the national level called the DREAM Act has been offered for years, but has yet to be approved by Congress.

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