Jeff posted on North Carolina being a haven for Illegal Immigrants. WRAL-TV has something to say on the issue with a report on how illegals are leaving as the economy slows. The news report says 140,000 have left N.C. and 1.5 million the U.S.
In 2007 while the national debate raged on immigration reform enforcement first proponents said that stricter enforcement would result in illegals self-deporting. Critics scoffed that would never happen. While we don't know what stricter enforcement alone would do, we can see that a "rough" economy definitely has an impact.