The Washington Post talks about Prince William County's economy and changing demographic makeup this morning, due to both the slow housing market and new rules pertaining to illegal immigrants (the latter finding their bread and butter from the former for the last several years).
Perhaps our blog's anti-bubbleheads' claims that migration to NOVA's inner suburbs would sustain housing prices over the exurbs are becoming more understandable in light of PWs new rules:
Most departing immigrants, however, appear to be moving closer afield, choosing states such as North Carolina or neighboring counties such as Prince George's or Arlington that they perceive as less hostile.(Mr. Ramirez's roommate, who "sneaked into the United States three years ago" was feeling stifled because he could only loiter at the local supermarket in Woodbridge once a week without drawing attention to himself).
In August, Walter Ramirez settled on Alexandria.