Arizona Seeing Signs of Flight by Immigrants – New York Times
By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
Published: February 12, 2008
The weakening economy coupled with recent curbs on illegal immigration are steering immigrants away.
After running workers out of the state it is now seeking to develop a temporary worker program and to streamline visas for these workers.
Bills were announced that would create a state-run temporary worker program, though it would need Congressional authorization. And last week Gov. Janet Napolitano, a Democrat, offered to help the United States Labor Department rewrite regulations designed to streamline visas for agricultural workers, who growers say are increasingly hard to find.