Immigrants Desert Arizona

With the welcome mat a little tattered, one-quarter of undocumented migrants may have gone elsewhere


Arizona may have lost one-quarter of its illegal immigrants since the recession, new laws and police crackdowns.

The number of undocumented immigrants living in Arizona may have dropped by as many as 144,000 persons since 2007, according to a new immigration report.

That same report shows California's illegal immigrant population is stable, but Nevada, Texas and Washington with rising undocumented populations.