Rep. Perry says immigration is a "top concern"

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 25, 2014 11:52 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Marc Levy

This Aug. 5, 2013, photo shows U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., talking to reporters after a closed-door fundraiser with U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on City Island in Harrisburg, where pro immigration protestors gathered.

(York) -- Republican Congressman Scott Perry says immigration has become a top concern for voters in his southeast Pennsylvania district in light of the crisis of Central American children on the Texas border. He says voters are very upset, even more than about the health care law or the deficit.

Perry represents parts of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, and York counties, including Gettysburg, Harrisburg, and York.

It's the same story around the country, as polls show the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the border has made immigration a key issue with midterm elections approaching.

How the issue plays out this fall depends both on what happens in South Texas, where border arrivals have declined in the summer heat, but could rise again, and in Washington, where President Barack Obama is looking at extending deportation protections to millions more already living in this country illegally.

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