Arizona is estimated to have 283,000 illegal immigrants while Illinois totals 432,000. Illinois undocumented immigrants tend to come from Europe and Asia while native Mexicans make up 90% of Arizona’s undocumented immigrants. The impact of the cultural variance of the immigrants is very clearly played out in politics. In Illinois, Republican Senate nominee ( Kirk) as well as the Republican gubernatorial candidate (Brady)rarely mentions immigration. Their Democratic challengers on the other hand have expressed outrage at the Arizona SB 1070 bill.
Latino Daily News
Monday August 2, 2010