Speeches, debates and campaign videos reveal that the fight between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is personal. So personal, in fact, that you would almost forget that most Americans will soon base their vote on their substantive views.
In recent weeks, NOS correspondents in the US spoke to Americans who deal with important election issues in their own lives. How do they feel about the candidates and their ideas? Who will they vote for, and why?
We list their stories.
Migration was one of Donald Trump’s main campaign themes in 2016. From the moment he was elected, he went hard: in the first week of his presidency, he announced a travel ban off to people from seven Muslim countries. Border police under Trump were also tough on the border with Mexico. Children were separated from their parents and kept in cages, to the dismay of the international community.
Trump supporters are enthusiastic about his strict migration policy. Attorney Karen Vallejos, who herself lived undocumented in the US for years, thinks the country needs a more lenient president: