Candidates campaign on an issue they can’t affect

From the Los Angeles Times this morning:

Judging by the anti-illegal immigrant campaign rhetoric, voters in Orange County might think they’re going to the polls Tuesday to elect a new chief of the Border Patrol instead of a member of the Board of Supervisors, a job that has almost no authority over the immigration issues the candidates are raising.

This is a pretty good article that touches on what the BOS can and cannot do when it comes to immigration issues. There is, however, one thing that wasn’t mentioned in the article that is worth mentioning: the growing animosity between the local Vietnamese and Hispanic communities, and how easy it is for politicians in central Orange County to profit from this tension.

[The Los Angeles Times]