Our immigration system is broken.
An estimated 11 million people live in the United States without proper documentation. Visas available to bring in high skilled, or less-skilled, workers are hard to come by.
Visa backlogs have separated families for upward of 20 years.
We spent a staggering $18 billion on immigration enforcement last fiscal year. Yet people who want to cross, still do so.
Our series, Broken Border, peels apart the complex tangle of the debate to explore what matters.
We go from California farms to employers' offices in Arizona, ride along the southwest border with border patrol, open closed legislative doors to talk to key policy shapers, explore the impact of 11 million undocumented workers and ask:
What does Obama owe the Latino voters that brought him back to Washington?