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Mississippi voters say military, immigration among top issues

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Leading up to the Presidential Primary Election in Mississippi, we spoke with several people on the Coast about what issues they'll have on their minds when casting a ballot.

John O'Hara of Ocean Springs doesn't miss a chance to vote.

"I consider it a person's obligation to vote," said O'Hara.

As an Army veteran with 26 years in the service, maintaining a strong military is the biggest priority for O'Hara.

"We should go for supporting the troops, number one. And how do you support the troops? Not only buy the equipment, you support the equipment," said O'Hara.

But when it comes to a plan for military support, O'Hara isn't hearing what he would like to from any of the candidates.

"As much as I like what some of the candidates say about rebuilding the military, I haven't seen a plan," said O'Hara. "What we need now is somebody to tell me how you're going to do it. Just don't tell me you're going to do it, because I know it isn't easy."

Immigration is a hot topic for the candidates. It also hits home for Urba Uddin, the daughter of immigrants. She said everyone coming to America wanting to earn a living deserves a chance.

"This country doesn't not belong to anybody," said Uddin. "This is a free country and we all belong here. Nobody should be deported or be put down. This is a free country and it belongs to everybody."

While Dorothy Robinson, who was visiting the Coast from McComb wants to see the candidate elected who can best unify the country.

"We all just need to come together, Democrats and Republicans and make it work," said Robinson.

Polls are open on Tuesday from 7am until 7pm. 

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