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In immigration news: New reform task force, accents and the immigration debate, State of the Union, more

Condi Rice, Cisneros, ex-govs lead immigration effort - USA Today Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and  former housing secretary Henry Cisneros are co-chairing "a new bipartisan task force that will offer recommendations to Congress on how to revamp the nation's immigration laws."

How accents influence the immigration debate - Washington Post From the story: "A 2006 Pew Research Center survey found that among Americans who encounter non-English speaking immigrants, 43 percent found such encounters bothersome."

Obama to tackle jobs, energy, immigration during State of the Union address - McClatchy Newspapers President Obama is expected "to unveil an aggressive agenda in the first State of the Union address of his second term, calling for a rewrite of the nation’s outdated immigration laws, steps to prevent gun violence and ways to bolster a still-fragile economy."

Marc Veasey invites undocumented immigrant to attend State of the Union address - Dallas Morning News - Rep. Marc Veasey, a Democrat from Ft. Worth, has invited 32-year-old activist Julieta Garibay to attend President Obama's address. Garibay was 12 when her family moved from Mexico to Austin, Texas.

Fox News' Ailes: Latino audience a 'tremendous business opportunity' - Washington Post On Fox News Chief Roger Ailes' recent New Republic interview, in which he not only spoke of Latinos as a business opportunity for the network, but of his believe that "Republicans have a lot more opportunity for them."

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