Story 1 The Game Is On
Summer, 2001: Secret negotiations
between the governments of the U.S. and Mexico break into
front page news, igniting a national debate over immigration.
The moment seems like an incredible alignment of
the stars, as advocates maneuver politicians to move
further and faster. Then 9/11 attacks shatter those hopes.
But around the country, the issue lingers into November’s local
elections. A heated city council race in Iowa tells a personal story
about political engagement in difficult times, and previews
the battle to come.