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President Obama talks immigration on TV

7:39 AM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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President Obama takes his renewed immigration push to the airwaves Wednesday, speaking with two Spanish language television networks.

Obama will be interviewed by anchors Jose Diaz Balart of Telemundo and Maria Elena Salinas of Univision amid signs of major political movement on immigration.

A bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled a plan Monday that links border security improvements with a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the United States.

Obama traveled to Las Vegas on Tuesday to discuss his plan, and pledge to work with Congress on a major immigration bill.

One potential roadblock: The Republican-run House, where many members regard a pathway to citizenship as amnesty for lawbreakers.

Among the stakes in this political battle: The nation's rising number of Hispanic voters.

Obama's interviews with Telemundo and Univision will be released at 6:30 p.m.

Also on Obama's schedule Wednesday: A meeting with outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

David Jackson, USA TODAY

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