10.20.2005

Old Stereotypes Don't Apply

"The norm these days is couples such as Inez and Chico, who both came to the United States as illegal immigrants from Mexico. They live in Tucson, own a business and home and have two American-born daughters." And so begins a new series in the Tucson Citizen. More: "The predominance of families with roots in U.S. communities complicates any plan to send illegal immigrants back. Whether Congress decides to try to force many of these families to return to their home countries or chooses to allow most to stay, the impact on Arizona promises to be wrenching. With one of every 11 residents an illegal immigrant, Arizona stands to be as deeply affected by their fate as any state." Or, as this story says, a migrant shortage imperils southern Arizona crop harvests.