From The Economist:
“They are all right in the metropolitan areas. But if I sell a rural property to one, I would never disclose where he comes from.” So says Cody Burns, an estate agent, of the single biggest group of migrants to Utah. Mexican immigrants get most of the attention in Washington, DC. In the American West, though, they are less numerous and, in some areas, less unpopular than arrivals from California.
Complaining about Californians is an old tradition in the Rockies; but it is reaching a new intensity. Five million people who were born in California now live outside the state. They are America’s second-biggest domestic diaspora, after New Yorkers, and the most noticeable. California is by far the most populous state in the West—and still growing rapidly. It has become a demographic machine, drawing in foreigners while disgorging its own population across the deserts and mountains. In the process, it transforms those areas.
Deseret has a lot to say about California implants… and almost none of them nice. A little to my surprise even my part of Estacado is a little agitated by the influx of Californians.