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President Obama to speak on immigration reform

President Obama will meet with the Latino civil rights group, the National Council of La Raza, which is holding its annual conference in Washington.

The president will meet with the group as part of an effort to discuss his administration’s policy on immigration reform.

The meeting comes as Mr. Obama gears up for the 2012 presidential campaign, where immigration reform is expected to remain a focus for voters.

Earlier this year, Mr. Obama slammed Republicans for their approach to immigration reform, saying it did little to improve the situation on the southern border.

“You know, they said we needed to triple the Border Patrol. Now they’re going to say we need to quadruple the Border Patrol, or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat — maybe they want alligators in the moat,” Mr. Obama said.

A number of states have passed controversial immigration reform measures in recent months. Alabama lawmakers are considering overturning a controversial immigration law passed earlier this year after a number of lawsuits were filed.

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