"Signs of Flight"
The New York Times reports on the repercussions of Arizona's new immigration law: PHOENIX -- The signs of flight among Latino immigrants here are multiple: ...
The New York Times reports on the repercussions of Arizona's new immigration law:
PHOENIX -- The signs of flight among Latino immigrants here are multiple: Families moving out of apartment complexes, schools reporting enrollment drops, business owners complaining about fewer clients.
While it is too early to know for certain, a consensus is developing among economists, business people and immigration groups that the weakening economy coupled with recent curbs on illegal immigration are steering Hispanic immigrants out of the state.
The Arizona economy, heavily dependent on growth and a Latino work force, has been slowing for months. Meanwhile, the state has enacted one of the country's toughest laws to punish employers who hire illegal immigrants, and the county sheriff here in Phoenix has been enforcing federal immigration laws by rounding up people living here illegally.
When Georgia and Oklahoma passed their own laws, I read similar (usually anecdotal) reports.
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