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Lockout: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right

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We are essentially a nation of people who once belonged elsewhere, yet have long been deeply ambivalent about this part of our history. After World War I, the fear of the stranger overwhelmed America's confidence in our ability to create one nation out of many peoples. We slammed the door shut, only to realize our error and re-open it four decades later. Today, a record-hi ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 8th 2006 by PublicAffairs
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Dec 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Eloquent Advocacy of a Sensible Immigration Policy for the United States

My favorite camera store in Tucson, AZ had two wonderful Mexican-American women employees who became close confidants and surrogate mothers of mine. We spent hours discussing not only photography, but also politics and immigration, noting with much dismay, the porous border existing between southern Arizona and the adjoining Mexican state of Sonora (For example I can recall at least two instances where young pregnant Sonoran
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A stunning book that clearly demonstrates the vital role of immigrants in ensuring that America will continue to lead the world in innovation and economic prosperity. Reading Lockout reminds us of the varied experiences of our families when they arrived here, their struggles and achievements, and most of all, the essential and highly varied contributions they made to building America. In Lockout, Michele Wucker makes a compelling case for America to embrace the world’s immigrants— providing them ...more
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Michele Wucker is the author of THE GRAY RHINO, LOCKOUT and of WHY THE COCKS FIGHT. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and as a Guggenheim Fellow.