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A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  83 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
For decades, fixing the United States’ broken immigration system has been one of the most urgent challenges facing our country, and time and time again, politicians have passed the buck. With anti-immigrant sentiment rising around the country, and presidential elections on the horizon, it’s no surprise immigration reform is on every candidate’s agenda. While some candidate ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Vintage (first published May 12th 2009)
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Stephanie Ojeda Espinoza
Mar 15, 2012 Stephanie Ojeda Espinoza rated it really liked it
This is a brief and informative book advocating for mass immigration reform. Jorge Ramos does not argue for blanket amnesty, but a very wide-scale program that will provide a path to residence and citizenship for law-abiding immigrants. In the Introduction, which I recommend reading, Ramos specifies the common objectives of those opposed to and those in favor of immigration. His book is well-researched and substantiated. It is very accessible/readable, but it is also very repetitive. However, it ...more
Sep 12, 2013 Sean rated it really liked it
This is a quick read to give people a possible answer for immigration reform. Mr. Ramos does not want to give undocumented immigrants amnesty, but he is proposing a way to become American citizens. His gives lots of statistics and reports about what kind of person is working here without proper documentation.

Mr. Ramos sees America with all of the hopes and dreams that I believe most of us who have been born here either forgot about or have never seen America like that. Most of the undocumented
Candy Carlin
Feb 13, 2017 Candy Carlin rated it it was amazing
A great book overall, very informative. An eye opener as well to current immigration problem we have in the US.
Jan 22, 2015 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un libro sincero y optimista que argumenta convincentemente que las contribuciones y beneficios de los inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos y los ideales del país requieren una política favorable a la inmigración. Publicado poco después de la elección de Barack Obama como el primer presidente afroamerican de los Estados Unidos, Ramos propone que es el momento indicado para hacer una reforma migratoria; a pesar de los años que han transcurrido, sus propuestas y razones siguen relevantes. En particul ...more
Jan 20, 2016 Alejandro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very clear, point by point arguments for an open immigration system that benefits the USA.

Analyzes the main arguments pro and con for a comprehensive revamp of the immigration system, looking at historical precedent, values and future needs of a vibrant and powerful nation.

Spells out the thesis that a nation's greatest strengths lie in the values for which it stands, rather than its military, economic force.

Recommend you read and disseminate if you believe that all men and women are created equa
Very clearly written, easy to understand and in very simple language (I think I looked up two words in the entire book, and I'm often looking up a couple words a page in Spanish books). Incredibly well structured, did the whole "I'm going to tell you XYZ. X. Y. Z. I just told you XYZ." that good teachers, public speakers, etc, are supposed to do.

I'm giving it 3 stars not because it's a mediocre book, but because of my personal taste - it's just not the kind of book I'd curl up with with a cup of
Aug 09, 2009 Oscar rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Profoundly disappointed in the overall content. Ramos portends the downfall of 'white' America, while expounding on the iniquitous ways of the Republican party. One has to wonder, after reading the book, how America ever survived without the virtuous illegal immigrants, most Mexican. In my opinion, this book is a collection of wishful thinking and rhetoric. Ramos is the epitome of the quintessential obsequious Hispanic regarding Obama and the Democratic party.
Mar 27, 2016 Brent rated it it was amazing
This book carried an important message about immigration when it was written in 2010 just as the tea party wave of anti-immigration tore the country apart. Unfortunately the xenophobia that the tea party unleashed upon us has only gotten worse with the campaign in 2016 and this book remains as relevant as ever.
Jul 10, 2009 Armando rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I asked Jorge Ramos if things would change in the next 10 years and he said "You make the 'change' happen and get back to me in 11 years."
oscar reyes
Jul 28, 2014 oscar reyes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must bueno

Altamont recomendable! eepecialmente para republicans retrograde! credo QUE Jorge sabe mas de immigration QUE los mismo politicos deveriamos luchar por una america mejor
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