The new state-enacted immigration laws is resulting in some undocumented aliens moving from Arizona to Utah. According to The Salt Lake Tribune: “As Utah debates how to treat undocumented immigrants, Arizona is watching new laws and an economic downturn drive away those workers, likely sending many to Utah.”
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out around the country. Until Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) is enacted, there will be more shifting of the benefits and burdens of the undocumented from state to state. Moreover, if CIR is eventually enacted and it allows for the legalization of the undocumented, Arizona will be at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to businesses having a pool of new legal immigrants to hire.