I have to add my 2 cents. I lived in Arizona in the 70's and up to 1990, and it was beautiful then.
We got used to those wonderful winters with no snow. But by the early 90's we knew it was
time to move on, too many people coming over from California, driving up housing costs,
too many people planting grass like they had back East, which meant it had to be watered
which raised the wonderful low humidity we had enjoyed. The orange groves were being
cut down for more housing, same with the cotton fields.
And say what you will about the Mexicans coming in. They took jobs alright, but the hot,
dirty jobs no whites wanted. Try working in that heat in landscaping or the orange groves.
Then on payday they sent the officials to these orange groves to scare the ones that
were not here legally, therefore, they didn't have to pay them. Those people worked
their butts off in order to send most of their little pay back to Mexico to help their
families. They took care of their own. Up on roofs, putting down tar, in that heat.
And furthermore, Arizona is the only "Death Panel" place I know. Cutting their Medicaid
and transplants for those who need it. Its racial allright, I am not sorry
I lived there, but am happy I left too. It sure isn't the same there any more.