Global Politics

Immigration in America

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(Image: Portland Independent Media Center)

This report on immigration begins in a Brazilian community outside of Boston -- My America 2008 correspondent Phillip Martin profiles illegal immigrants feeling the pinch of stricter immigration controls.

Luissana Santibanez, a 24-year-old Community Organizer, explains how she became the sole caregiver of her teen siblings after her mother was deported to Mexico just over a year ago. For a look at American voters' overall attitudes toward immigrants and just how that might influence voting habits this presidential election season, My America turns to Scott Rasmussen, president and founder of the polling firm Rasmussen Reports.