Immigration major issue in Nevada senate race
Immigration has been a major part of the upcoming mid-term elections and the high-profile senate race in Nevada is no exception.
Republican challenger Sharron Angle recently caused a bit of a flap when she said that the Hispanic students she was speaking to looked Asian, according to CBS News.
A student at the meeting asked Angle about a recent campaign ad that had aired in the state.
"Why is it that in all of your commercials you have the image of Latinos? What do you see when you hear, and I quote, 'illegal aliens?'" he said.
After commenting that securing all of the country's borders, including the northern one, was important, Angle made the potentially inflammatory comments.
"So that's what we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, I don't know that all of you are Latino," Angle told the Hispanic group. "Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don't know that. What we know, what we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country. My grandchildren are evidence of that. I'm evidence of that. I've been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly."
Regardless of the outcome of the November elections, foreign nationals can potentially earn U.S. green cards by participating in the EB-5 visa program.