Immigration shaping up as major election-year issue, with potential to help or hurt both sides

  • by: ERICA WERNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 25, 2014 - 10:55 AM

YORK, Pa. — As tens of thousands of Central American kids have crossed illegally into the United States, GOP Rep. Scott Perry has suddenly seen immigration become a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the U.S.-Mexico border, eclipsing even President Barack Obama's health care law and the deficit.

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