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Peter Brimelow challenges this view in Alien Nation and in doing so raises fundamental issues of political theory. Brimelow begins by building a prima facie case. Alien Nation has 71 ratings and 7 reviews. Peter Brimelow has written a thought-provoking work that exposes the quirks and idiosyncracies of America’s. Peter Brimelow (born 13 October ) is a British-born American magazine editor, writer, Brimelow’s later books include Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, The Wall Street Gurus: How You Can Profit from.

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Note also the rapid pickup after the reform.

Immigrants do come predom- inantly from one area — some 85 percent of the How Did It Happen? On Chart brimlow, this immigration component looks like a wedge, be- cause the native-born Americans are expected to have stabilized and even slightly reduced their numbers in the next century.

Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster

One sur- vey of new Hispanic mothers in California border hospitals found that 15 percent had crossed the border specifically to give birth, of whom a quarter said that their motive was to ensure U.

Envi- ronmentalists praise this restraint — they think it is the ecologically responsible thing to do. That policy switch allowed a flood of immigrants who, with their descendants, more than dou- bled population growth — to over 46 million. Mikhail Svetov rated it really liked it Oct 14, Then, there was no welfare state and immigrants natiom failed often went home; now, there is a welfare state — and fewer immigrants leave. But as a practical matter the other requirements, usually jation cluding a job offer, had held down their numbers.

If you care about America’s future, read this book. Apr 01, Junaid rated it did not like it. And no one in the national media pays atten- tion to them anyway.


But rbimelow, suddenly, there are new minorities, each with their own griev- ances and attitudes — quite possibly including a lack of guilt peted, and even hostility toward, blacks. The author’s willingness to address the prickly issue of immigration in a forthright manner makes this book a valuable part of the literature on this subject.

He projects that immigrants and their descendants will make up about two thirds of U. For example, in almost one child in every twenty enrolled in American public schools either could not speak English or spoke it so poorly as to need language-assistance programs.

America at the time of the Revolution was biracial, not multira- cial, containing both whites and blacks. Open Preview See a Problem? But the dire picture that Brimelow paints once more returns us to the question posed at the outset: Suppose I had proposed more immi- grants who look like me. His argument is not that teacher unions are destroying American education, but that they labor long and hard to preserve the status quo This can natikn have the most profound effects.

Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same. But just ninety years of immigration look likely to be responsible for more than a third of the projected nafion. On the other hand, the naation are quite right about the Indus- trial Revolution.

Or public policy could go in some quite new direction. In order to produce a “foreign stock” proportion of similar magni- tude, bbrimelow absolute size of the projected immigrant movement into the United States in the twenty-first century must be enormous — and the natural increase of the native-born Americans virtually stalled.

Above all, the Know Nothings were against slavery.

ALIEN NATION by Peter Brimelow | Kirkus Reviews

Except, of course, the long-suffering residents of San Diego and other border counties. So is legal immigration.


Still, we probably stand a chance of bimelow it to Neither of these conditions is true today. But, in that case, why not have more Asians and fewer Hispanics?

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The Border Patrol estimates it catches about a third of all illegal immigrants as they attempt to cross the border. You can hardly argue with this sort of faith.

Some immigration nqtion will resent having their tranquillity disturbed. And, once granted citizenship, relatives may be imported with even greater facility. Finally, the Act can be seen to have invented one quite new type of immigration: Like me, Paine was an English immigrant — indeed, he had arrived in Philadelphia from England only just over a year before. Even when the American population was more homogeneous, Americans had difficulty understanding one another.

And the gradual trend of the previous century was abruptly reversed. But ntion, the massive ethnic and racial transformation that public policy is now inflicting on America is totally new — and in terms of how Americans petet traditionally viewed themselves, quite revolutionary. In discussing the many aspects of immigration policy, I inevitably touch on some is- sues of race and ethnicity that in American debate nowadays are usually taboo. MP3 audio – Standard Price: Instead, these new immigrants are from completely different, and arguably incompatible, cultural traditions.

Do we not know, as libertarians, that the basis of social order is the rights of individuals, not the supposed conditions on allien a collective entity rests?