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Killing the American dream : how anti-immigration extremists are destroying the nation

Author: Pilar Marrero
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A timely look at the evolution of US immigration policy and how the increasingly hostile anti-immigrant climate is detrimental to our nation's economic well-being"--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pilar Marrero
ISBN: 0230341756 9780230341753
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
OCLC Number: 778421827
Description: xv, 237 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Twenty-five years of immigration politics: from Ronald Reagan's amnesty to the persecution of "illegals". "I believe in amnesty": Ronald Reagan, the 1986 law, and unfinished reform --
California casts the first stone --
Nativism: the old and the new --
pt. 2. The radicalization of anti-immigrant laws and legal chaos. The new millennium: Bush, Latinos, and 9/11 --
Immigration: a question of national security --
"Illegals" and the new hate movement --
States take the law into their own hands --
Hazleton, Pennsylvania: a community's demographic shock --
Arizona, Alabama, and Kobach's anti-immigrant laws --
The booming business of immigrant detention --
Rejecting extremism and the search for solutions --
pt. 3. Dreams have no visas. Immigrant youth and the broken dream --
The Obama era: a perfected deportation machine --
The Republicans: stuck on immigration --
The economy, immigrants, a nd the future of America --
Is the American dream dead? --
Demographic change won't wait.
Other Titles: Despertar del sueno americano.
Responsibility: by Pilar Marrero.

Abstract:

Against this tide of hysteria, Pilar Marrero reveals how damaging the rise in malice toward immigrants is. Assessing the current status quo of immigration, Marrero reveals the economic drain these  Read more...
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