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Upside by John Zogby, M.J. Moye, Kenneth W. GRONBACH

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The Northeast Beholden to International Immigration

AS MENTIONED, I live in Connecticut, one of nine states designated as the U.S. Northeast region of our country, and one of the six New England states. Connecticut is a study in contrasts. On the one hand Connecticut has the highest per capita income of any state in the union, owing in large part to Fairfield County being a bedroom community for New York’s financial district. On the other hand Connecticut’s cities, New London, New Haven, Bridgeport, and yes, Hartford, struggle financially. Go figure.

The Northeast has been competing with the Midwest for the past twenty-five years as to which region is the most demographically challenged, and by most measures would take the trophy. It has the ...

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