A wave of local anti-immigration laws has swept the country, triggering contentious debate and raising significant legal and policy issues. One critical dimension that has been largely ignored, however, is the economic impact of these laws: are jurisdictions with them better off economically than those without them?
So a negative effect, but not very drastic. This is really interesting, and more of these sorts of studies should be conducted to tease out the ways in which local immigration laws affect communities. I don't really understand how the laws benefit liquor stores, though I do sometimes cry in my beer.