Parents are pulling students out of school. Construction workers are abandoning their jobs. Families are hastily moving out of apartments.
Two months after Arizona enacted a law punishing employers who hire illegal immigrants, the law is already achieving one of its goals: Scores of immigrants are fleeing to other states or back to their Latin American homelands.
Gaby Espinoza, who has been unemployed since November, is among those affected. She gave up looking for a job because of the law and may have to return to Mexico.
Espinoza’s husband works here legally, but the law means that employers must ask her for papers, and she faces the daily fear of being deported.
If Ms. Espinoza has been unemployed since November, then apparently there is no work over here either. Interesting to note that the draw for Ms. Espinoza is not the promise of a better life if you work hard, but the ability to take advantage of government entitlement programs like Medicare.
Now, anyone want to talk about why we have a health care crisis?