Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saludos Ediberto and others, let me just affirm that this blog has been posting very useful and insightful materials. Folks on my end of the map are starting to appreciate these materials. I would like to start adding additional demographic information that may help to contextualize debates. For example in the case of Arizona, if the state chose to not count the undocumented residents of the state, they would loose at least one congressional seat, possibly two. The following link provides an interesting, albeit polemical, analysis of the impact of undocumented populations in the states. (See generally Orlando Rodriguez's work: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:MHZouLasNaYJ:ccea.uconn.edu/studies/CtSDC_2010Reapportionment_Final_2007sept19.pdf+orlando+rodriguez,+undocumented+census&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjddyqBnH0DJ6NGP5dFlbF27k2R-aIlrJXLswnu-vsUJna72vZSuc2SiHxMx8DMrrbITjfF7t6igoLu4gHdEk4GmimLpO_9LE-2XbzwtPm-u-9vbs7UdMn_XU8u_svZvmlU8WmL&sig=AHIEtbSo-kNMPJR-FcnzGcftP6_3iicTyw). It is important to note that the benefits of the migrant populations in Arizona far outweigh the negative impact. There is readily available evidence to substantiate this claim in other areas such as the economy. In any event, I look forward to sharing more data in the future. CRVS

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