Debate continues in Washington over what to do about the tens of thousands of migrant children crossing the border. More than 50,000 children traveling from Central America have been apprehended since October, and an estimated 90,000 are expected before year's end.
Immigration has been a hot topic this year, though failed reform attempts this spring left legislative change looking unlikely while Obama remains in office.
There is some question whether this new wave of child migrants will influence the immigration reform equation, shifting opinion on immigration as a whole. It's one of the issues that Dante Chinni has been examining through his Patchwork Nation project, which examines American demography, economy and ideals through representative counties.
Chinni joins The Daily Circuit to talk about what he's seeing.
Have your views on immigration shifted this year? How does living in Minnesota affect how you feel about the topic? Leave your comments below.