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In the news this late morning/early afternoon: More on immigration and rhetoric, new House immigration leader, farm labor plans, more

Hi, all. I'm off to a later start that usual after a non-blogging assignment last night. But without further ado, here's the mid-day reading list:

Immigration groups consider security and tone after Tucson shooting - 89.3 KPCC With much of the recent political rhetoric in Arizona focused on immigration, two immigration groups with ties to the Southland consider the impact of the shooting on their work.

Arizona Rhetoric In 2010 Driven By Immigration Bill - National Journal The tenor of Arizona politics has grown increasingly strained in recent election cycles, with the immigration debate front and center.

Meet Elton Gallegly, The Chair Of The Immigration Committee - Talking Points Memo Gallegly, a Republican from California, will lead the House subcommittee after Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was passed over for the job.

Farm lobbying group cautions states on immigration - The Associated Press If there is no comprehensive immigration overhaul, farmers may take plans for growers to obtain legal labor to the states.

Border Patrol agent arrested for harboring twice-deported illegal immigrant -- his father - Los Angeles Times The 26-year-old agent, who lives near the border in San Ysidro, is accused of lying to federal investigators about his dad's whereabouts while he stayed with him.

Cuba and US meet on immigration amid disagreements - The Washington Post Diplomats from both countries are meeting to discuss immigration issues and policies, including a 17-year-old agreement under which the United States issues 20,000 visas to Cubans a year.

Redlands residents mourn slain teenagers with prayer march, vigil - 89.3 KPCC Some suspect the shooting may have been racially motivated; the suspected shooter is Latino and the victims were black.