Latinos Leave Arizona over Immigration Law

I’ve linked an interesting radio broadcast from yesterday’s Marketplace.  The overview:  Immigrants are leaving Arizona even before the new laws go into effect that have the goal of pushing out undocumented immigrants.

At the moment, schools are losing students, houses are being abandoned, and apartments are going unrented.  And guess what?  The “surplus” of savings that states like Arizona “gain” by not paying out services is not enough to offset the loss of taxes and productivity that immigrants provide because they fuel the economy.

So Arizona may get its wish.  But I wonder if they can afford it.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s