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Dream Act supporters to try again -- Bill Nelson, Ros-Lehtinen vow support

In the wake of President Obama's push for immigration reform, Senate Democrats plan Wednesday to reintroduce legislation aimed at keeping some children of illegal immigrants in the country -- either to study or serve in the military.

Senators Dick Durbin, Majority Leader Harry Reid and New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez are planning a 10 a.m. presser to reintroduce the Dream Act, which narrowly failed to pass last year.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said in a statement issued in Spanish that he'd back the proposal, saying the students "can contribute greatly to our society as members of the armed forces, lawyers, doctors, engineers, teachers, or thousands of other capacities."

A similar bill will be introduced in the House by Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif. Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will be co-sponsor.