As President Obama and the Republican candidates crisscross the country and visit key battleground states including Florida and Arizona, immigration is quickly emerging as a central issue in the 2012 race for the White House. With immigrant populations gaining considerable political strength in recent years, members of this critical voting bloc are closely tracking the candidates’ positions on immigration and citizenship and could be a crucial factor in determining the ultimate victor of November’s presidential election.
On February 1, Audrey Singer took your questions on the country’s immigration trends and their potential to impact the 2012 election during a live web chat moderated by Emily Howell of POLITICO.
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[On the possibility of ongoing secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea] I am always wondering if my chain is being yanked. It could also mean Kim is trying to undermine Moon, who positions himself as a broker between the U.S. and North Korea. These two potential explanations are not mutually exclusive.