The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today's

Overview

Undoubtedly the United States needs a liberal and welcoming immigration policy, geared to the needs and interests of the nation. In this urgent new book, three astute observers argue that we have lost control of our southern border, so that the vast majority of our immigrants are now illegal Mexicans. Poor, uneducated, and unskilled, these newcomers add much less to the national wealth than they cost the taxpayers for their health care, the education of their children, and (too often) their incarceration. The ...

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Overview

Undoubtedly the United States needs a liberal and welcoming immigration policy, geared to the needs and interests of the nation. In this urgent new book, three astute observers argue that we have lost control of our southern border, so that the vast majority of our immigrants are now illegal Mexicans. Poor, uneducated, and unskilled, these newcomers add much less to the national wealth than they cost the taxpayers for their health care, the education of their children, and (too often) their incarceration. The Immigration Solution proposes a policy that admits skilled and educated people on the basis of what they can do for the country, not what the country can do for them.

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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Times
An excellent new book that discusses illegal immigration without...political rhetoric [and] spin.
— Thomas Sowell
Lou Dobbs
The Immigration Solution is a cogent analysis of our illegal immigration crisis and the public policy choices facing America. This book is a critically important read for our elected officials and the citizens they should be representing.
Thomas Tancredo
The Immigration Solultion is not just another book about the catastrophe caused by millions of illegal aliens flooding our country; it is a call to arms combined with an outline for a sensible immigration policy. If every member of Congress would read this book, we might be able to begin the process of securing our borders and reducing the number of illegal immigrants within them.
Mark Krikorian
In this book, the writers from City Journal again show why that magazine is so indispensible. Having helped change conventional wisdom on the urban problems of crime and welfare, they have now taken a hard look at an issue even more suffused with sentimentality and cliche. The Immigration Solution is essential reading for anyone seeking to develop an informed opinion on this vital national issue.
Dr. George Borjas
The divise debate over immigration is going to continue for some time to come. MacDonald, Malanga, and Hanson lucidly present their concerns over the current direction of immigration policy and offer more than a few suggestions for change. Even if you disagree with their preferred policy changes, their suggestions are serious, provocative, and worthy of careful thought – and, regardless of your ideological background, you might actually find yourself nodding more than a few times as your read through the book.
Michelle Malkin
The Immigration Solution demolishes open-borders myths and provides a clear, sane path toward an immigration plan that benefits America and adheres to the rule of law. Heather Mac Donald, Victor Davis Hanson, and Steven Malanga battle muddled amnesty advocates with impeccable logic, facts, and principle. This book is not just a must-read. It's a must-do.
Real Clear Politics - Thomas Sowell
An excellent new book that discusses illegal immigration without...political rhetoric [and] spin.
Peter Brimelow
Excellent summary of the state of economic, sociological and historical play in the immigration debate.
Shelf Life - Larry Cox
Certain to kick up some dust.
Real Clear Politics
The Immigration Solution is an excellent new book that discusses illegal immigration without the political rhetoric, spin, demagoguery, and unsubstantiated claims that have become all too common in the media and among politicians.

It was written by three scholars at leading think tanks — Heather Mac Donald and Steve Malanga of the Manhatten Institute and Victor Davis Hanson of The Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Unlike many other scholars, they know how to write so that the general public can understand what they are saying.
— Thomas Sowell

Midwest Book Review
Recommended for both high school and college-level classroom debate.
Washington Times
An excellent new book that discusses illegal immigration without...political rhetoric [and] spin.
— Thomas Sowell
Shelf Life
Certain to kick up some dust.
— Larry Cox
Washington Times
An excellent new book that discusses illegal immigration without...political rhetoric [and] spin.
—Thomas Sowell
American Renaissance
A concise, hard-hitting, easily digested account of what is wrong with our immigration policies.
—Thomas Jackson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566637602
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • Publication date: 11/2/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 799,451
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Mac Donald is author of The Burden of Bad Ideas and Are Cops Racist? and lives in New York City. Victor Davis Hanson's most recent book is A War Like No Other; his syndicated column appears in newspapers throughout the country. He lives in Palo Alto, California. Steven Malanga's most recent book is The New New Left. He lives in West Orange, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     3
Do We Want Mexifornia?   Victor Davis Hanson     11
How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy   Steven Malanga     30
Seeing Today's Immigrants Straight   Heather Mac Donald     52
The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave   Heather Mac Donald     75
The Immigrant Gang Plague   Heather Mac Donald     95
Hispanic Family Values?   Heather Mac Donald     116
Mexico's Undiplomatic Diplomats   Heather Mac Donald     131
Mexifornia, Five Years Later   Victor Davis Hanson     155
The Right Immigration Policy   Steven Malanga     170
Index     185
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  • Posted February 8, 2009

    The Immigrant Dilemma

    The dilemma involvement of illegal immigration is that it interweaves with so many of our today's almost biblical problems: environmental degradation, cultures converging, child abuse, mass murder, war, drugs, gangs, and free trade. The book was a lightning rode for the conservative wing of the debate against immigration, which has been increasing to a dubious degree and no politician seems to have the guts to heed it off. The situation in Mexico is by far much more dangerous than that of Pakistan, it seems that the corrupt businessman who do business their are projecting the media to keep it from not looking as bad as it really is. With the current brutal recession that the Mexican government interferes so well, but insists on their illegal immigrant patrons, when they didn't help them in their native land. Mexico is collapsing under its own drug-corrupted weight, and they deserve it.

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