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Walking the Immigration Line

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Walking the Immigration Line

Election 2008

Walking the Immigration Line

Walking the Immigration Line

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When it comes to immigration, presidential candidates walk a fine line. Conservatives need to appear tough on illegal immigration, and liberals can't appear too harsh — or too soft. Madeleine Brand talks to Gregory Rodriguez, author of Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds, about how politicians are courting Latino voters.