Coming to Your Town: Change

In small places, immigration can quickly change a community into something entirely different -- something that’s maybe not so hospitable to people like you.
Circle of life.

The village of Bloomingburg, New York, is pondering drastic action to prevent immigration: Rather than allow a developer to build 400 townhomes to house Hasidic families, it is considering dissolving the village and having it absorbed by a larger neighboring community, which will dilute the Hasidic vote and hopefully allow it to keep the town from turning into the next Ramapo.

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