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'Mexodus' to Texas

Wealthy, business-savvy Mexican immigrants transform Texas city by Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times.

...They are part of a wave of legal Mexican immigrants who have been overlooked in the national debate over how to deal with their largely impoverished illegal compatriots. Propelled north by drug cartel violence, they paid thousands of dollars to hire attorneys and obtain investors' visas for themselves and their families (including maids)...More than 50,000 Mexican nationals now live permanently in San Antonio, city officials say, turning an upscale enclave known as "Sonterrey" or "Littonterrey" into the city's second-fastest growing ZIP code...

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