DES MOINES, Iowa — In a state over one thousand miles away from the southern border with Mexico, immigration and the influx of immigrants became a top issue for GOP voters who participated in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, surpassing concerns about the economy.
“The border is hitting our economy in every way,” said Patricia Lage, a voter from Spring Hill, Iowa, who served as a caucus captain for former President Donald Trump on Monday.
Lage acknowledged that while Iowa is far geographically from the southern border and she doesn’t see a ton of impact of the border crisis in the state, the issue is still a top concern for her.
“They are coming in and costing us money. … They shut down a school in New York to house these