A Nation of Immigrants

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Harper Collins, Jan 8, 2008 - History - 112 pages
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Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This modern edition of his posthumously published, timeless work—with a new introduction by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and a foreword by Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League—offers the late president's inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America.

As continued debates on immigration engulf the nation, this paean to the importance of immigrants to our nation's prominence and success is as timely as ever.

  

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User Review  - Abel Caine fiji - Goodreads

This is my 2nd book by JFK - an inspirational yet flawed leader who was a great writer on stiring topics Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Duane Robbins - Goodreads

Kennedy debunks all the arguments denigrating the immigrant 'problem' in this country by demonstrating. in a coherent and comprehensive manner, that we are all immigrants. His reasoning should persuade one and all against the fallacy of immigrant prejudice. Read full review

Contents

A NATION OF NATIONS
1
WAVES OF IMMIGRATION
10
THE IMMIGRANT CONTRIBUTION 64
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APPENDIX Bl MAJOR IMMIGRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENTS
63
IMMIGRATION POLICY
69
text of president john f kennedys
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WHEREWE STAND
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APPENDIX A THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) graduated from Harvard with honors in 1940 and served as a P. T. Boat Commander in the South Pacific during World War II. He was decorated twice by the Navy for the serious injuries he suffered when his boat was rammed in two while attacking a Japanese destroyer in the Solomons, and for "his courage, endurance and excellent leadership" in towing injured members of his crew to safety.

A writer and newspaperman, Kennedy in 1940 wrote Why England Slept, a best-selling analysis of England's unpreparedness for war, termed by the New York Times "a notable textbook for our times."

The son of Joseph P. Kennedy, former Ambassador to Great Britain, and the grandson of Boston's one-time Mayor and Congressman John F. Fitzgerald, Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946 at the age of twenty-nine, and re-elected in 1948 and 1950. In 1952 he became the third Democrat ever elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, receiving the largest vote ever polled by a Senator in the history of the state. He was President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. He was the youngest man ever elected to the Oval Office and the first Roman Catholic President.

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