Immigration: How to Avoid Its Perils and Make It Work

Immigration: How to Avoid Its Perils and Make It Work

by Bruce D. Thatcher

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ISBN-13: 9781478379058
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Pages: 466
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Bruce D. Thatcher is founder of History Speaks Today, a project dedicated to sharing great lessons learned from accomplishments and failures of those in our past, to help us avoid making the same mistakes again and again. He is also author of that project's first two books - Adamant Aggressors: How to Recognize and Deal with Them and Immigration: How to Avoid it Perils and Make it Work.

Thatcher has had a passion for history throughout his varied career. He truly believes that much can be learned and applied from successes and failures of the past. On his web site and in his talks he clarifies what we should learn and adopt from the handling and mishandling of issues within national security, national solidarity, social programs, immigration and other critical areas of stumbling by nations' leaders.

Early on he recognized that 'adamant aggressors' confront many government leaders in the world today, affecting their national security ... even existentially! And some of them are in positions of significant power. ADAMANT AGGRESSORS, released in 2011, is a collection of historic cases that demonstrate unassailable dos and don'ts for dealing with today's international threats.

While researching that first book, Thatcher came across cases of mishandled immigration that led to disastrous consequences. Because immigration impacts America and so many other countries in the world today, it became a natural subject for the second HST book, IMMIGRATION.

Thatcher grew up in the mid-west, and graduated from Iowa State College and the University of Chicago. He served in the navy and marine corps reserves, worked in marketing and management with General Electric and the Vendo Company, then founded and led a telecommunications consulting firm, TelCon Associates, for 30 years until his retirement.

While living in the Chicago area, he became involved in politics and was elected to a local high school board of education, serving a term as its President. He has also taught classes at Avalon University, William Jewell College and the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Thatcher and his wife Carol now live near New Braunfels, Texas.

Table of Contents

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Case 1 — An Open Door to America (1788 — 1920)

Chapter 1. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Chapter 2. United States' First Immigration Policy, 1788 — 1920 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Chapter 3. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Chapter 4. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Case 2 — Mexico's Loss of Texas (1823 — 1836)

Chapter 5. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Chapter 6. Mexico's Immigration Policy, 1823 — 1836 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Chapter 7. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Chapter 8. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Case 3 — White Canada (1867 — 1962)

Chapter 9. Executive Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Chapter 10. Canada's First Immigration Policy, 1867 — 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Chapter 11. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Chapter 12. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Case 4 — Mandate Palestine (1897 — 1948)

Chapter 13. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Chapter 14. Palestine, and Jewish Immigration, 1897 — 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Chapter 15. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Chapter 16. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Case 5 — White Australia (1901 — 1973)

Chapter 17. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Chapter 18. Australia's First Immigration Policy, 1901 — 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Chapter 19. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Chapter 20. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Case 6 — America's National Origins Quota System (1921 — 1964)

Chapter 21. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Chapter 22. United States' Second Immigration Policy, 1921 — 1964 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

Chapter 23. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Chapter 24. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

Case 7 — Fifth Republic France (1958 - present)

Chapter 25. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

Chapter 26. France's Immigration Policies, 1958 — present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

Chapter 27. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

Chapter 28. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261

Case 8 — Multicultural Canada (1963 — present)

Chapter 29. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265

Chapter 30. Canada's Second Immigration Policy, 1963 — present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

Chapter 31. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

Chapter 32. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299

Case 9 — Multiracial Singapore (1965 — present)

Chapter 33. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

Chapter 34. Singapore's Immigration Policy, 1965 — present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307

Chapter 35. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333

Chapter 36. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

Case 10 — Multicultural Australia (1974 — present)

Chapter 37. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345

Chapter 38. Australia's Second Immigration Policy, 1974 — present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349

Chapter 39. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367

Chapter 40. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377

Case 11 — America's Preference System (1965 — present)

Chapter 41. Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381

Chapter 42. United States' Third Immigration Policy, 1965 — present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385

Chapter 43. Analysis and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423

Chapter 44. Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437

Conclusions & Current Applications

Chapter 45. What Does It Mean For Us? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite These days it is nearly impossible to talk about a controversial issue such as immigration without the conversation turning contentious. That is exactly why Bruce Thatcher’s "Immigration: How to Avoid Its Perils and Make It Work" is so refreshing. Instead of manipulating the facts to fit his narrative, Thatcher approaches the problems of immigration from a historical perspective so that the reader can see the flaws that actually exist rather than perceived flaws presented by those with an agenda. This historical approach allows readers to form their own conclusions by laying out successful and unsuccessful immigration policies around the world. This well-written case study is rich with information of how many nations were settled by immigrants. Thatcher uses facts rather than fear, case studies rather than chaos, to illustrate the actual problems with unchecked immigration and the benefits of having a coherent immigration policy. The most compelling part of this book is that the author makes a very pragmatic argument that, fortunately or unfortunately, plays very little emphasis on emotion, because the truth is that creating a successful immigration policy requires us to distinguish between legal immigration and illegal immigration. Bruce Thatcher has shone an intelligent light on the issue of immigration that should be required reading for all policy-makers, pundits and potential immigrants. With so many facts and case studies of immigration policies in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and around the world, I dare any immigration proponent or opponent to absorb Thatcher’s book without taking a long hard look at their opinions and the reasons for them. If we all take a sober look at the facts, as Thatcher has done, we just might come up with an immigration policy that works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bruce Thatcher puts our immigration challenge into perspective. He provides illuminating immigration case-studies including our neighbor nations, north and south. This, his second book offers 463 exceptionally readable pages chok-full of pertinent information with critical principles and historic results. I am very grateful for such an excellent orientation to our current, complex, and consequential challenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thatcher writes in a lucid, readable manner that covers enormous ground without stumbling into ditches of data, citing numbers where appropriate and viewing the terrain without blinking. The sweep of his analysis provides excellent foundations for his conclusions. This is a must-read for anyone looking for a logical, informative and persuasive analysis of a complex, serious issue.