The Resource "They take our jobs!" : and 20 other myths about immigration, Aviva Chomsky
- "They take our jobs!" : and 20 other myths about immigration, Aviva Chomsky
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- and 20 other myths about immigration
- Statement of responsibility
- Aviva Chomsky
- pt. 1. Immigrants and the economy -- Myth 1. Immigrants take American jobs -- Myth 2. Immigrants compete with low-skilled workers and drive down wages -- Myth 3. Unions oppose immigration because it harms the working class -- Myth 4. Immigrants don't pay taxes -- Myth 5. Immigrants are a drain on the economy -- Myth 6. Immigrants send most of what they earn out of the country in the form of remittances -- pt. 2. Immigrants and the law -- Myth 7. The rules apply to everyone, so new immigrants need to follow them just like immigrants in the past did -- Myth 8. The country is being overrun by illegal immigrants -- Myth 9. The United States has a generous refugee policy -- pt. 3. Immigration and race -- Myth 10. The United States is a melting pot that has always welcomed immigrants from all over the world -- Myth 11. Since we are all the descendants of immigrants here, we all start on equal footing -- Myth 12. Today's immigrants threaten the national culture because they are not assimilating -- Myth 13. Today's immigrants are not learning English, and bilingual education just adds to the problem -- pt. 4. How have U.S. policies created immigration? -- Myth 14. Immigrants only come here because they want to enjoy our higher standard of living -- Case study : the Philippines -- pt. 5. The debate at the turn of the millennium -- Myth 15. The American public opposes immigration, and the debate in Congress reflects that -- Myth 16. The overwhelming victory of Proposition 187 in California shows that the public opposes immigration -- Myth 17. Immigration is a problem -- Myth 18. Countries need to control who goes in and out -- Myth 19. We need to protect our borders to prevent criminals and terrorists from entering the country -- Myth 20. If people break our laws by immigrating illegally, they are criminals and should be deported -- Myth 21. The problems this book raises are so huge that there's nothing we can do about them -- Epilogue -- Timeline
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- 22 cm.
- xxvi, 236 p.
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- (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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