Immigration is a heated political issue, both at the dinnertable and at the Capitol. There are personal connections: family, friends and colleagues struggling to deal with an outdated immigration system. And there are political dramas: party officials looking at new Americans as a potential voting bloc and source of economic stimulus. Yet the country can't seem to find common ground on immigration, and politicians from states like Alabama and Idado -- places with few immigrants -- rail against the scourge of illegal immigration, while more moderate voices stay quiet. In the backdrop are the families being torn apart by deportations, the businesses looking for workers but not finding them, and the cities waiting to be revitalized by enterprising newcomers.