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Ex-Cabinet chief visiting NC for immigration forum

RALEIGH, N.C. -

(AP) - The former head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to talk about how to overhaul the nation's immigration laws with representatives of North Carolina agricultural and Hispanic communities.

Michael Chertoff is participating Tuesday in a discussion on immigration laws at the headquarters of North Carolina Farm Bureau in Raleigh.

Chertoff was homeland security department secretary during the second administration of President George W. Bush and was a lead negotiator in attempts at immigration reform in Washington in 2007. He's now a member of an immigration task force assembled by the Bipartisan Policy Center, which was founded by former U.S. senators of both major parties to promote solutions to problems through respectful dialogue.

Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten also plans to participate in the discussion.

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