I agree that people like Matt have served to greatly magnify whatever effect that the Governor's very limited Executive Order on ILLEGAL Immigration may have had.
Of course, we'd love to take as much credit as humanly possible, but that would likely not be supported by enough empirical data that we could know it for certain. Given the transience of the population in C.F. and other similar areas, I'm not sure we could ever be certain of any cause and effect.
I do happen to believe that much of the problem in Central Falls can be tied to the foreclosure "problem" (which is only a problem in so much that people cannot afford to pay back what they have borrowed). When landlords, especially those who do not live in the residence are foreclosed upon, the tenants often feel the negative effects more directly.
However, there are probably some families headed by one or two illegal alien parents who are feeling the heat and have voluntarily decided to get out of the kitchen. Adios!
The way I look at it, the more of them leave, the more money we save as taxpayers, so hopefully they will keep up the pace.