Considering how polarized we are as a country, to me it seems inevitable that we will draw lines at a state level.
It started with Sanctuary cities for illegal aliens. Now we have Sanctuary cities for gun owners. I would imagine, as the polarization continues (private for profit corporations, that control the media are not interested in facts, they are interested in making money) people will actively seek out states that conform with their world views.
You see a lot of people fleeing California because of the taxes and regulations, and yet the places they move to, they bring with them their ideologies, that essentially helped turn that state into what it is today. (Both good and bad. As much as Californians say otherwise, the homelessness problem is out of control and has been for a decade now. Spending more money hasn’t been fruitful.)
While we are a union, I don’t see how some states will be able to regulate who moves to and through their own state, but I can certainly see some states becoming safe havens for Republican Ideology, and we already know there are states that are safe havens for Democrat Ideology.
Sad state of affairs, but such is the situation we find ourselves in.
What I wouldn’t give for a state that valued equality of opportunity (not to be confused with equality of outcome), abortion rights, gun rights, freedom of expression irrelevant of your ideology, gay rights, and fiscal responsibility balanced by social safety nets. You kind of have extremes on either side and it’s not going to get any better anytime soon.