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Mexicans follow US poll debates
Many wonder what impact vote will have on their hopes to migrate across the border for a better life.
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2010 08:56 GMT

In the run-up to US midterm elections set for November 2, immigration reform has become a dominant issue as candidates for congressional positions campaign across the country.

The US has seen a recent surge in anti-immigrant sentiment, especially since Arizona recently made it a crime to be undocumented in the country and empowered police to detain anyone suspected of being illegal.

The new legislation has affected many Hispanic immigrants, which make up the largest ethnic minority group in the country.
 
Franc Contreras reports from Tonatico, a city in Mexico, where many are following the ongoing US political debates to see what type of an impact the election would have on their hopes to migrate across the border for a better life. 

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Al Jazeera
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