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The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal Hardcover

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Mark Krikorian, the grandson of Armenian immigrants, is executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies. He is also a longtime contributor to National Review and National Review Online and is the nation's most frequently quoted immigration expert.
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Sentinel HC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001KVZ6RA
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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By Loyd Eskildson HALL OF FAME on July 3, 2008
Format: Hardcover
"The New Case Against Immigration" cuts through distortions and P.C. positions on the topic with convincing and shocking data.

The 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants, along with the 17 million Americans of Mexican origin and another 16 million Cubans and other Hispanics total more than those of the next ten most common immigrant nations. Hispanics total about 50% of our total immigrants, posing major implications for assimilation. This is further acerbated by cheaper calls, easier access to Mexico, support from American businesses, and considerable legal support from the Mexican government and elites within the U.S.

Massive Mexican immigration into the U.S. is a relatively new problem - in 1970 less than 800,000 Mexicans were in the U.S. Once in the U.S., Mexican women's fertility rises from 2.4 (in Mexico) to 3.5 in the U.S. - considerably greater than native-born American women. (2002 data)

Mexican immigrants have the lowest citizenship rate - 19%, vs. 42% for Canadians, 54% for Chinese. They are also the least-educated major immigration group - 62% without a high-school education, while their children and grandchildren have a dropout rate of 25%. About 43% of illegal Mexican households use at least one major welfare program, and 50% are eligible for EITC. Even third generation Mexican-Americans use welfare at a level 3X that of American natives.

Over half of Mexicans believe the American S.W. belongs to them. Their consulates in the U.S. lobby for acceptance of matricula cards (opposed by the FBI as inadequate) for ID, in-state tuition, drivers licenses, sanctuary city status, etc.

Studies have found Mexican immigrants somewhat less likely to be criminals than native-born Americans, but their children are much more likely to be.
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Mark Krikorian has written a noble volume on current immigration problems, one refreshingly free of either mean-spiritedness or political partisanship. His thesis is that a common American civic culture is worth preserving - his opponents, therefore, include many current, confidence-lacking American citizens, chief among them those government, global corporate, academic and media types who are fashionably but mindlessly "post-American." Joining them as well are those numerous, greedy local business and homeowners ever on the lookout for the cheapest labor. To preserve and advance the institutions and freedoms of American society, Krikorian favors reducing the illegal immigrant population over time by encouraging attrition - lack of hiring, for instance, most often leads such persons to return home. Similarly, he favors reducing the legal immigrant population from its current, too high annual rate. In both cases, his motive is not xenophobia, but rather the desire to allow for the traditional assimilation of newcomers into a once again properly valued, common American civic culture. Especially winning in his presentation is the recognition that in the current permissive immigration mess, the principal enemies are us.
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This book should be required reading by alll policy makers.
The author sets aside political correctness and writes facts and common sense. It is a well written book. I believe most of the people in the United States understand what impact immigration is having on our country and are puzzled why the policy makers think they are above it.
I ended up buying this book from Amazon. I had hoped our local library would get it. The said they wouldn't, since it had received bad reviews. Do I sense a selective form of censorship on the part of the local library?
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Mark Krikorian

The New Case Against Immigration:
Both Legal and Illegal

(New York: Sentinel, 2008) 294 pages
(ISBN: 978-1-56523-035-5; hardcover)
(Library of Congress call number: JV6465.K75 2007)

Even advocates of immigration reform should read this book
because it gives the basic arguments against all forms of immigration.

Most readers will probably come to different conclusions,
recognizing that this author has selected facts and opinions
that favor further restricting immigration of all types.

Here are the basic points made in each chapter:

1. Assimilation has not worked for Hispanic immigrants
as it did for all previous waves of immigrants.
They have kept their own language and culture.
Future decades will prove whether or not this is correct.

2. Some areas of the USA are in danger of becoming majority Hispanic.
The author believes that this would change American for the worse.
If most voters had Hispanic backgrounds, how would they change America?
Krikorian quotes many Hispanics who want to 'take back'
the land in the southwest once part of Mexico.

Many examples of the Mexican government influencing American society:
courts, demonstrations, voting, law-enforcement, legislation.
All foreign governments have a right to protect their citizens abroad,
but has Mexico gone too far?
For example, is it legitimate for Mexican consulates
to help coordinate demonstrations for changing U.S. immigration laws?
In Mexico, foreigners are explicitly excluded from political activities.

3. The present system of immigration controls
did not prevent the 9-11-2001 attacks.
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