The immigration debate: remaking America

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Kumarian Press, 1996 - Law - 262 pages
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*Examines the past and current arguments both for and against immigration *Topics include: the US history of immigration, the structure of current immigration policies and laws, and the demographic impact of immigration on population growth In another breakthrough book, Isbister provides readers with the historical facts and current issues of immigration, allowing the reader to navigate this complex debate. The author analyzes the short and long-term economic, ethical, social and environmental effects of immigration in America.

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About the author (1996)

John Isbister is Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He was raised in Ottawa, and studied history and economics as an undergraduate at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. After working with Operation Crossroads Africa in Senegal in 1962, he decided to pursue the study of economic development in low-income countries. He received his doctorate in economics from Princeton University in 1969, then joined the Economics Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a founding fellow of Merrill College, a liberal-arts college which concentrates on the study of the third world. From 1984 to 1999 he was the Provost of Merrill College.

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