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Migrant Caravan In Mexico May Have Impact On Key Senate Race in Tennessee

Many voters in Tennessee see illegal immigration as one of their biggest concerns. It has become a key issue as Tennesseans prepare to vote in a hotly disputed Senate race.
Volunteers Kayo Beshir, left, and Jazmin Ramirez, right, knock on doors in Antioch, Tenn., in an effort to get pro-immigrant voters to the polls. Source: Joel Rose

The caravan of migrants making its way across Mexico may be thousands of miles from Tennessee. But it's not far from voters' minds.

"That's one of my deepest concerns," said James Harrell of Shelbyville. "We have no idea who these people are, what countries they're coming from."

Early voting has already started in Tennessee, and turnout is high. There's a steady stream of voters at the county courthouse in Shelbyville, a small town

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