A demographic change in A/B?

The Allston-based Brazilian Immigrant Center estimates that 5,000 and 7,000 Brazilians left Massachusetts and returned to Brazil in 2007. Reasons cited include a weak US Dollar (which means money sent back to Brazil is worth less), high cost of living (gas, housing), and concerns that immigration policies at the State and Federal level show little signs of liberalizing. Brazilian immigrants are a large and visible portion of the Allston/Brighton community (10-15% in some areas) and if this trend continues it would certainly change the neighborhood.

Hardships here spur local Brazilian exodus - The Boston Globe

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