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Arkansas, new border state



NY Times focuses on the new Mexican consulate in Little Rock, already helping 50 people a day, as a take-off on illegal immigration. It provides face time for Rep. Jon Woods.

Since 2000, consulates have opened in places where immigration from Mexico has soared, including St. Paul; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Mo.; Omaha and Raleigh, N.C.

“They have every right to open one up,” said State Representative Jon Woods, a Republican from northwest Arkansas who won office last year on a platform that included combating illegal immigration. “But the problem I have with it opening up is it blatantly screams that illegal immigration is a problem in Arkansas. That’s the main reason it opened up.”

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