Illegal immigrants are draining out of the Hispanic neighborhoods of LA and into Republican suburbs like San Bernadino, which hold the allure of jobs, but little hospitality. In a detailed study of the demographic shift, the Economist calls them them the "canaries in the economic coal mine, sensitive to the slightest changes in the job market."
Just as sensitive are swelling suburbs and small towns, which have reacted to the migration with anti-immigrant fervor. GOP strongholds in California saw a 36 per cent rise in their illegal populations from 2000 to 2005, while Democratic districts grew by 8 per cent.
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