Today, Arizona’s new employer sanctions law goes into effect. In anticipation of the new law, illegal immigrants are already "packing up and leaving Arizona." In short, illegals are either moving back home or moving to other states, such as North Carolina. The message: enforcement works. If you remove the incentives that encourage illegal immigrants to come to the United States, they will self-deport.
… and to belabor the obvious, as other Southeast states, such as Georgia and Virginia, begin to pursue immigration enforcement and reform, North Carolina will continue to be a magnet for lawbreakers.