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Immigration: Debating the Issues (Contemporary Issues)

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Publisher Comments:

Nothing more precious is at stake than how we view ourselves as a nation.

A white-hot flash point has ignited intense arguments over immigration. The source: an influx of illegal aliens crossing U.S. borders; entering major cities; and, in the minds of many, wreaking havoc with depleted resources, job availability, social services, education, and law enforcement. The fear is so strong that politicians have actually suggested building barriers on our borders, denying social services to illegal aliens, and denying citizenship to infants and children. Should we be true to our heritage and welcome all who enter? Should we secure our borders? Who should enter? How many? Is unfettered immigration an avenue to social diversity, or a dark road to civil disaster?

Immigration: Debating the Issues addresses these and many other important questions with selections from: Vernon M. Biggs, Jr., George J. Borjas, Leon Bouvier, Peter Brimlow, Linda Chavez, Marion Moncure Duncan, Pete Hamill, John F. Kennedy, Doris Meissner, Stephen Moore, Nadia Nedzel, Richard John Neuhaus, Christine Rossell, Arthur Schlesinger, and Peter Schuck.

Book News Annotation:

Divided into five parts, this volume covers the nature of the debate about immigration; immigration's historical and legal background; the economics and politics of immigration; the cultural challenge of immigration; and English as the national language.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Nicholas Capaldi, Ph.D. (Tulsa, OK) is McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa. He is the author of The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking.

Table of Contents

Why is there a debate about immigration? / Nicholas Capaldi — Time to rethink immigration? / Peter Brimelow — Alien rumination / Peter H. Schuck — National origins quotas should be retained (1964) / Marion Moncure Duncan — A nation of immigrants / John F. Kennedy — Immigration law: a bird's-eye view / Nadia Nedzel — "The worst job in the world?" / an interview with Doris Meissner by Claudia Dreifus — Still an open door?: U.S. immigration policy and the American economy / Vernon M. Briggs, Jr. and Stephen Moore — Know the flow / George J. Borjas — Peaceful invasions: immigration and changing America / Leon F. Bouvier — New Americans by choice: political perspectives of Latino immigrants / Harry Pachon and Louis DeSipio — The disuniting of America / Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. — Along the Tortilla Curtain / Pete Hamill — Scapegoating immigrants / Elizabeth Martinez — Immigration and the aliens among us / Richard John Neuhaus — One nation, one common language / Linda Chavez — "English only" / ACLU briefing paper — The importance of learning English: a national survey of Hispanic parents / Center for Equal Opportunity — Bilingual education in Massachusetts: the emperor has no clothes / Christine H. Rossell and Keith Baker — Bilingual education: separating fact from fiction / Richard V. Lâopez — The index of leading immigration indicators / John J. Miller and Stephen Moore.

Product Details

Capaldi, Nicholas
Prometheus Books
Capaldi, Nicholas
Capaldi, Nicholas
Amherst, N.Y. :
United states
Government and political science
Emigration and immigration
United States Emigration and immigration Government policy.
United States Emigration and immigration.
Politics - General
Emigration & Immigration
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Contemporary Issues (Prometheus)
Series Volume:
no. 5J95-01
Publication Date:
9.01x6.11x1.00 in. 1.11 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » World History » General

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