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Immigration Issue in Iowa*

Immigration Issue in Iowa*

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Among the issues that are important to voters in Iowa this election, immigration is near the top of the list, along with the economy and the war. Immigration is a personal issue for many Iowans. Last December, the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted raids on six Swift meatpacking plants around the country, including one in Marshalltown, Iowa, where they arrested 99 workers who could not prove they were in the country legally. Today we'll talk to the mayor of Marshalltown, IA, a resident who helped families, and an official from the ICE about what happened during the raids, and how it affected the community at large. We want to hear from you. If you're in a place where there's been an immigration raid, what has the impact been where you live? And will the immigration issue influence your vote in this presidential election?

* Talk about alliteration!