This year, tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them children, crossed the US-Mexico border. Immigration reform was always numero uno on President Obama’s to-do list, but after this summer it became even more of a concern for voters. And since there are a lot of opinions on what to do about this, and nervous Dems looking at the calendar, Obama’s decided it might be a good idea to wait until after people head to the polls on Election Day to take this up again.
Arizona: Like Texas, has felt the pressure of a rising undocumented population. Arizona’s a border state, and voters are zeroing in on the issue.
Virginia: David Brat (R) won his state’s House primary by tapping into conservatives' anger against Majority Leader Eric Cantor for supporting some immigration reform. Making it Da Brat’s favorite issue.
What do you get when you mix a key voting bloc, an election year, and an influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the US border? A melting pot of issues that’s been overflowing.