How New Mexico Shot Its Foot

The state of New Mexico enacted racist and in my opinion unconstitutional, laws designed to drive out Latinos and Latino immigrants, legal and illegal. They succeeded brilliantly. Immigration dropped to zero. Then they noticed that tourism had collapsed and the economy was tanking. They also noticed that the agricultural sector could not find labour. They decided to rescind some of the more Draconian measures. The Mexicans did not come back. New Mexico had created a durable image of itself as a hostile place for Mexicans. I love it when bastards screw themselves.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)