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The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal Hardcover
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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.Read more ›
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?
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.Read more ›
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Look no further than the front cover, folks. Take a trip over to New York or New Jersey (either way works) and judge for yourself what is the real thing and what is a PhotoShopped... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Shelley Ping Ashfield
If you want to know about how immigration effects the U.S. (and not from a big business point of view), read this book!Published on July 9, 2013 by Bryan
Mark Kirkorian is executive director of the disarmingly named Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which exists solely for the purpose of spreading anti-immigrant propaganda under... Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by commonsense....
immigrants from all over the world are coming
to a different America than the one our Euro-
parents came too back in the 20th century! Read more
Great Book!! Puts those who think immigration is harmless in thier place. Well written and unbiased. It is fair because it uses logic, and not emotions. BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!Published on September 20, 2009 by NKings
In quoting many venerable figures from America's past in regard to immigration, Krikorian shows a clear desire to return to an earlier age, or is it an illusion of his, that we... Read morePublished on July 18, 2009 by R. SELIG
Executive Summary: For those who don't want to read the entire review, here is a summary of the book: The author uses every page in this book to depict the adverse effects of... Read morePublished on February 26, 2009 by D. MILLS
One of the things that I like most about this book is that it legitimizes debate not just about illegal immigration but about all immigration. Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by Myrna Minkoff
So this is really long, but it is my interpretation of his work. It was an assignment for my comparative immigration class. Read morePublished on November 20, 2008 by Kevin Martin