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January 30th, 2013
08:54 AM ET

Sen. Bill Nelson: Obama's immigration plan 'right on track'

President Obama laid out his plan to fix immigration at a stop in a majority Hispanic high school in Las Vegas yesterday, offering his support for many of the ideas laid out by the Senate's "Gang of Eight" in a bipartisan reform proposal.

On Starting Point this morning, Senator Bill Nelson calls the president's plan "right on track" and says that there's "very little difference" between the two proposals.

However, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), who has been instrumental in crafting the Senate's plan, issued a warning to Obama yesterday, insisting that he's "not going to be part of a bidding war to see who can come up with the most lenient path forward."

When asked about this statement, Nelson, a Florida Democrat, urges Soledad to "give [Rubio] a break."

"I think he’s going to give a lot of cover to the Republicans who otherwise would choke on this," Nelson says.

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