Crowded Land of Liberty: Solving America's Immigration Crisis

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Bridge Works Pub., Jan 1, 2001 - Political Science - 170 pages
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"The past decade's explosive growth in immigration, both legal and illegal, and the changing composition of this immigrant influx, have had an extensive impact on U.S. society. The repercussions promise to multiply in the years ahead. New proposals to grant amnesty to Mexican and other illegal immigrants promise to magnify the problems and the controversy." "The number of legal immigrants alone accelerated in the 1990s to an average of more than a million a year. That's up from just over 300,000 a year in the 1960s and 600,000 a year by the 1980s. When illegal immigrants are added, the total inflow during the decade of the 1990s was approximately 12 million. Compare that with the total in the 1930s decade of just over 500,000." "Crowded Land of Liberty examines both the dimensions and the characteristics of this unprecedented growth in immigration, and how it developed into a crisis contributing to overcrowded schools, soaring demand for social services, new burdens on taxpayers, increased urban congestion and environmental harm, and heightened job competition. This has been magnified as the proportion of immigrants increased from Latin America, with their generally lower economic and educational levels."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Why a Crisis?
1
Good Intentions Gone Awry
21
The H1B and Its Discontents
32
Copyright

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Eldredge, a successful entrepreneur, was a co-chairman for Southern California of Ronald Reagan's campaign for Governor. A member of the Drug Policy Foundation, he has studied drug policy issues for many years.

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