The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers
In the spring of 2006, millions of immigrants and supporters organized in cities and small towns across the United States to defend their rights following the passage of HR4437, a bill designed to punish unauthorized immigrants. In an unprecedented show of force, tens of thousands of workers marched out of meatpacking plants, factories, restaurants, landscape businesses an...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Monthly Review Press
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Incomplete, but the arguments for immigration reform, though one-sided, are good. However, to use an example that is off topic but makes things clearer: if Russia wants Abkhazia independent of Georgia, then Georgia should say OK on condition Chechneya becomes independent of Russia. You know the answer here. It is never a one-way push where fairness is called for. Dual conditions need to be searched then the dialogue can work for all.
This book offers a solid debunking of the biggest myths about immigration, and is an invaluable resource in standing up to the nonsense of the Lou Dobbs crowd. My only criticisms are: (1) the writing style is a bit choppy and awkward and (2) some of the "answers" in the book aren't fleshed out enough. Overall, though, the book's positives strongly outweigh the negatives, and I highly recommend it.