Abutting Albuquerque on the northwest is the city of Rio Rancho. Most people here just think of it as a suburb of Albuquerque, but it is an incorporated city of its own. And it's a growing city. Recent estimates by the US Census Bureau indicate that it is now the third largest city in New Mexico, having bumped Santa Fe to fourth. (Albuquerque and Las Cruces are numbers one and two.)
I heard on the radio this morning that Santa Fe is whining that the numbers aren't fair. Why? Because the estimates didn't include the 13,000 undocumented (that's P.C. for illegal) immigrants who live in Santa Fe.
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