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JUST ONE QUESTION: A Workable Immigration Policy

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP/WMOT) — Both campaign teams are calling Tuesday night's presidential debate a win for their candidate.

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in a pushy, interruption-filled encounter, making charges and countercharges that the other guy wasn't telling the truth.

The candidates will meet for their third and final debate Monday, October 22. 

WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance. Today we hear from Eben Cathy of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.

“Will your administration continue the current in-humane policy of separating hundreds of thousands of families a year through harsh immigration enforcement programs that encourage racial profiling, or would you create a workable, practical immigration system that allows immigrants to come to the United States and provide the necessary complimentary labor force our economy desperately needs.”

Cathy notes that President Obama has deported more immigrants than any president in history. He’s equally concerned by the immigration policies outlined by the Romney campaign.

If you have one question you would like to ask the candidates, you can send it to news@wmot.org