Mass Immigration and the National Interest / Edition 3

Mass Immigration and the National Interest / Edition 3

by Robert O Briggs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765609339

ISBN-13: 9780765609335

Pub. Date: 08/31/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

U.S. immigration policy has stimulated the largest inflow of immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s of any time in the history of the United States. In this comprehensive analysis of mass immigration, the author shows how the policy was designed essentially by political considerations. Policy neglected immigration's economic impact at a time when the country was entering a…  See more details below

Overview

U.S. immigration policy has stimulated the largest inflow of immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s of any time in the history of the United States. In this comprehensive analysis of mass immigration, the author shows how the policy was designed essentially by political considerations. Policy neglected immigration's economic impact at a time when the country was entering a fundamental economic adjustment. The United States does not face a labor shortage per se, but a shortage of quality labor. Yet immigration has led to a majority of new workers seeking unskilled jobs in declining sectors in manufacturing and services and has given rebirth to sweatshop enterprises and child labor law violations. For the first time in U.S. history, the author argues, the results of immigration policy are inconsistent with U.S. national interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765609335
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2003
Series:
Labor and Human Resources Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Revival of Mass Immigration; 2. Immigration Policy: A Determinant of Economic Phenomena; 3. Citizenship and Naturalization; 4. Prelude to Mass Immigration; 5. Creating a Non-Agricultural Labor Force: The First Wave of Mass Immigration; 6. Expanding the Urban Labor Force: The Second Wave of Mass Immigration; 7. Rapid Industrialization Expands the Demand for Labor: The Third Wave of Mass Immigration; 8. Reprieve: The Cessation of Mass Immigration; 9. The Redesign of Immigration Policy: Replacing Social Goals with Political Goals; 10. Unexpected Consequences: The Revival of Mass Immigration; 11. Oversight: The Economic and Social Transformation of the U.S. Labor Market; 12. The National Interest: Synchronization of Immigration Policy with Economic Circumstances; Appendix A. Means by Which Selected Nations Grant Citizenship; Appendix B. The Preference System Created Under the Immigration Act of 1965; Appendix C. The Legal Immigration System and Its Preference Allocations in Effect from 1980 to 1991

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