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    :: Sunday, April 30, 2006 ::

    Imagine if they vanished - By Patrick May, San Jose Mercury News
    Imagine waking up tomorrow and every immigrant living illegally in Santa Clara County has vanished.

    Many of the busboys, maids and field hands? Gone. Skilled carpenters, ceramic tilers and roofers? Missing. Landscapers, contractors and factory workers? Nowhere to be found.

    What would happen? What would this county, with about 100,000 undocumented immigrants -- one out of every 18 residents -- look like? Would the fallout gum up the local economy as stores closed and construction sites shut down?
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