The congressional battle in New Mexico’s southern district is getting national attention.
President Trump has said this is the “election of the caravan.”
It is a hot topic in New Mexico’s Second District, which shares a 180-mile border with Mexico.
Both candidates Democrat Xochitl Torres Small and Republican Yvette Herrell are talking tough about border security.
“We need to secure our borders and enforce our laws against traffickers and violent criminals,” says Torres Small.
“We have not only, you know, just the national security issue but we have a number of farmers and ranchers that live right on that border,” says Herrell.
The Trump administration has focused a lot on immigration as of late.
President Trump visited Texas, Arizona and Nevada last week.
Vice President Pence has also made a few southwest stops, including one in Roswell, New Mexico.