Most important issue of 2018: Gun control or immigration?
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Most important issue of 2018: Gun control or immigration?

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It's an election year, and that means politicians across the country will tell us where they stand on the issues and why. Whether it's healthcare, immigration, climate change or gun control, we want Tylters to tell us which issues matter most to them. Since the Parkland shooting, gun control has been at the top of the list for many. But some still argue immigration is extremely important. Which issue matters most to you?

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#GunControlFirst
69.6%
#FixImmigrationFirst
30.4%

Ahead of the 2018 midterms, we want Tylters to tell us where they stand on the most important issues of our time. Whether it's healthcare, immigration, climate change or gun control, we want to know which issues are the most important to you.

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Since the Parkland shooting that left 17 dead, many Americans have had enough with inaction and are demanding their representatives make gun control their top priority.

Unlike other mass shootings, Parkland has remained in the news because of survivors’ persistent activism and organizing. So in the wake of the March for Our Lives, it’s worth asking: Is the shift sticking? Has the Parkland shooting, and the remarkable activism undertaken by Parkland high schoolers in its aftermath, meaningfully and permanently changed the debate on gun control?

It's just too easy to get a gun in the U.S. and voters are tired of empty promises. A ton of companies have stopped doing business with the NRA, and the usual talking points don't seem to be as effective as they once were. It's clear that gun control is the defining issue of 2018.

Immigration has been at the forefront since Trump became president, and whether you're in favor of immigration or want to stop immigrants from entering the U.S. entirely, it's hard to deny that immigration is the defining issue of our time

Immigration seems to be the most prominent wedge issue in America. Senate Republicans and Democrats shut down the federal government over the treatment of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, also known as Dreamers. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump referred to U.S. immigration law as a “broken” system; one party clapped, the other scowled. This polarized reaction reflects a widening divide among voters, as Democrats are now twice as likely as Republicans to say immigrants strengthen the country.

Donald Trump literally launched his presidential campaign calling Mexicans rapists and promising to build a border wall that Mexico would pay for. He instituted a travel ban as soon as he got into office,ended DACA and even wants to slash legal immigration. Whether you want your representative to support the president or fight him at every corner, immigration is undoubtedly the most important issue of 2018. 

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