Coals to Newcastle
The following suggestion appeared at Fourth Checkraise:
I have to admit that when I first saw the news reports about the protests and outrage, my immediate thought was to modestly propose that instead of jailing and deporting the illegal immigrants they catch, Arizona should offer them a small stipend and a one-way bus ticket to, say, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland (either one), New York or any other more enlightened cities that so far haven't enjoyed the kotkinian wealth of immigration in the Arizonian levels.According to a 2003 estimate (the current census isn't up yet), California and New York are the top two states in terms of the percent of foreign born whereas Arizona is No. 9.
In New York, we know about immigrants.
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