I just listened to Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Glenn Beck program say that for those fleeing to Texas from liberal states please do not bring your liberal thinking here, otherwise stay where you are.
I have been surprised several times in recent years by immigrants (legal) from communist or former Communist countries who were quite clear and forceful about their relative lack of freedom in the US.
One was a woman who came here at 24 years of age from China who was very clear that - except for political dissidents - people in China had much greater freedom in their daily affairs than those in the US. She had been stunned by the amount of bureaucracy and the number of laws and regulations and the invasive lack of privacy fostered by the government here.
Another was a woman from the Ukraine, who just laughed and laughed sarcastically about “the Land of the Free” and the inability of her family to use their land and home as if it was private property, citing a long string of government intrusiveness and obstacles they had endured to build and get settled on land they had bought here. Her parents had built a home on similar land years ago when the Ukraine was Communist: she didn’t want to simply trust her adolescent memory from decades ago, so she picked her parents’ brains when they had been over here for a visit, and her parents confirmed that, yes, in the Ukraine, even under Communist rule at that time, property rights in such matters were honored.