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originally posted by: FredT
Thankfully those red area are int he minority and ironically need immigration to make the agriculture work.
If your saying the state does not deserve Federal aid and it should all be pulled out then the state should STOP paying federal taxes of which it gets back less than it gives. I'm game. based on population and GDP, its a viable solution IMHO.
Its interesting thought some have bought into his rhetoric that immigrants are illegals...
originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: TrueBrit
I think you are misunderstanding the political demographics of California. The higher populations in the urbanized city vote the democrats in to office. They really do not have the same experience regarding illegal immigrants. The phrase out of sight, out of mind...applies aptly.
Rural areas often are left without a voice. It is too expensive to live in the city for many, let alone for an illegal immigrant. They tend to find their way to the poorer rural communities who will have to tackle the brunt of the additional costs.
Unfortunately, this is seen all across America. It is a two way street though. Rural people vs urban city dwellers live in two really different worlds and definitely have very different concerns.