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In the news this morning: Obama talks immigration reform, more migrants at border, voter ID laws and Latinos, more

Obama, in off-the-record interview, laid out plans to fiscal, immigration deals - NBC The White House has allowed the release of a transcript of an originally off-the-record Des Moines Register interview in which President Obama talked about unfinished busines he plans to get done in a second term if elected, including comprehensive immigration reform.

Report: Illegal Mexican migration to U.S. stabilizes - Associated Press According to a report by U.S. and Mexican researchers, the number of people crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico appears to have risen in the first half of 2012; meanwhile, the number of people returning to Mexico seems to have decreased. 

Immigrants come out of the shadows to fulfill a dream - Reuters While many undocumented young people have applied for temporary legal status through the new deferred action program, some still see it as risky and are opting to wait until after the November election. Others face hurdles obtaining paperwork they need.

Reaching out to illegal immigrants is a core strategy for LAPD chief - Los Angeles Times Explaining why Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck tends to reject policies that he believes could alienate immigrant communities, something he sees as part of "the practical realities of crime-fighting in heavily Latino L.A."

Hundreds of thousands of Latinos may be deterred from voting - ABC A new report suggests that more than 200,000 Latinos could be deterred from voting because of strict voter identification laws that may disproportionately affect them.