New research reveals why America can no longer afford mass immigration Mark Krikorian has studied the trends and concluded that America must permanently reduce immigrationa both legal and illegalaor face enormous problems in the near future. His argument is based on facts, not fear. Wherever they come from, todayas immigrants are actually very similar to those who arrived a century ago. But they are coming to a very different Americaaone where changes in the economy, society, and government create different incentives for newcomers. Before the upheavals of the 1960s, the U.S. expected its immigrantsafrom Italy to Indiaato earn a living, learn English, and become patriotic Americans. But the rise of identity politics, political correctness, and Great Society programs means we no longer make these demands. In short, the problem isnat them, itas us. Even positive developments such as technological progress hinder the assimilation of immigrants. Itas easy now for newcomers to live atransnationala lives. Immigration will be in the headlines through Election Day and beyond, and this controversial book will help drive the debate.Economic Mobility Project, May 24, 2007, www.economicmobility.org/assets/pdfs/ EMP%20American%20Dream %20Report.pdf%20 , p. 3. ... 43 Michael Lind, The Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolution (New York: Free Press, 1996), p. 209. ... 45 Philip L. Martin and Michael S. Teitelbaum, aThe Mirage of Mexican Guest Workers, a Foreign Affairs, Nov.-Dec. 2001.
|Title||:||The New Case Against Immigration|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2008-07-03|