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The Resource Becoming American : why immigration is good for our nation's future, Fariborz Ghadar

Becoming American : why immigration is good for our nation's future, Fariborz Ghadar

Label
Becoming American : why immigration is good for our nation's future
Title
Becoming American
Title remainder
why immigration is good for our nation's future
Statement of responsibility
Fariborz Ghadar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For policy makers, business leaders, and American citizens, immigration reform is one of the defining issues of our time. In turns both personal and analytical, remaining factual and well-argued throughout, Fariborz Ghadar's Becoming American makes the case for common sense immigration policies and practices that will not only help strengthen America's economy and role as world leader, but will also help millions of prospective immigrants and their families start making more out of their lives today, and for generations to come. The author is an Iranian immigrant who fled his homeland decades ago in search of a more stable and successful future. Weaving his personal story into that of the millions of immigrants facing unnecessary hurdles at the global level, he demonstrates the need for our governments and leaders to make policy decisions intelligently - not just based on current circumstances - but with an eye toward a future brighter than our current state of dysfunction, uncertainty, and regrettable bigotry towards those with funny names. Based on our nation's undeniable history as a nation of immigrants, we cannot fail to address the impact that immigration will have on our future if we want to accurately plan for a thriving, diverse and better tomorrow. Becoming American understand helps readers not only the mindset of America's immigrant populations, but makes the case for America once more as a place for the world's hardest workers, loftiest dreamers, and most prosperous people. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ghadar, Fariborz
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6465
LC item number
.G53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Immigrants
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Becoming American : why immigration is good for our nation's future, Fariborz Ghadar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beyond the numbers -- Debunking the myths ; Myth #1: America continues to be a nation of immigrants ; Myth #2: All immigrants want to come to the United States ; Myth #3: America already attracts the best and brightest immigrants ; Myth #4: Immigrants are a drain on the economy ; Myth #5: Immigrants are a threat to national security (that is, the war on terrorism can be own through immigration restrictions) ; Myth #6: Immigrants do not want to learn English ; Myth #7: Many immigrants are criminals -- How did I get here? -- What it takes to uproot yourself ; Immigration as a force of change ; Immigration laws ; Today's pariahs ; Immigration reform -- How did she get here: Margaret Ghadar -- Why do they come? ;Immigration's ebb and flow ; Silicon Valley: a microcosm -- How did he get here: Zbigniew Brzezinski -- Hard work makes for a successful career -- How did he get here: Salomon Garay -- Paying it forward to the U.S. Economy -- How did he get here: Yoon-shik Park -- The bimodal nature of immigrants -- The lure of clusters ; Case study: Detroit's automobile industry ; Case study: Silicon Valley ; Technological revolutions ; Life science cluster ; Nanotechnology cluster ; Other revolutionary fields -- A day in the life -- Prejudice exits, but so what? ; The new enemy ; Racial profiling -- Sticking to your own may work, but it's not easy -- Assimilation is critical ; When assimilation doesn't occur -- Next generation, and the next, and the next -- How did she get here: Otessa Ghadar -- Old country is old ; Benefits ; Costs -- How did he get here: Michel Amsalem -- Can you go home again? -- Lessons for the next generation -- Blueprints for policymakers -- Would I do it again?
Control code
on1006302220
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
x, 207 pages
Isbn
9780810896000
Lccn
2013042436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023474065
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1006302220
Label
Becoming American : why immigration is good for our nation's future, Fariborz Ghadar
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beyond the numbers -- Debunking the myths ; Myth #1: America continues to be a nation of immigrants ; Myth #2: All immigrants want to come to the United States ; Myth #3: America already attracts the best and brightest immigrants ; Myth #4: Immigrants are a drain on the economy ; Myth #5: Immigrants are a threat to national security (that is, the war on terrorism can be own through immigration restrictions) ; Myth #6: Immigrants do not want to learn English ; Myth #7: Many immigrants are criminals -- How did I get here? -- What it takes to uproot yourself ; Immigration as a force of change ; Immigration laws ; Today's pariahs ; Immigration reform -- How did she get here: Margaret Ghadar -- Why do they come? ;Immigration's ebb and flow ; Silicon Valley: a microcosm -- How did he get here: Zbigniew Brzezinski -- Hard work makes for a successful career -- How did he get here: Salomon Garay -- Paying it forward to the U.S. Economy -- How did he get here: Yoon-shik Park -- The bimodal nature of immigrants -- The lure of clusters ; Case study: Detroit's automobile industry ; Case study: Silicon Valley ; Technological revolutions ; Life science cluster ; Nanotechnology cluster ; Other revolutionary fields -- A day in the life -- Prejudice exits, but so what? ; The new enemy ; Racial profiling -- Sticking to your own may work, but it's not easy -- Assimilation is critical ; When assimilation doesn't occur -- Next generation, and the next, and the next -- How did she get here: Otessa Ghadar -- Old country is old ; Benefits ; Costs -- How did he get here: Michel Amsalem -- Can you go home again? -- Lessons for the next generation -- Blueprints for policymakers -- Would I do it again?
Control code
on1006302220
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
x, 207 pages
Isbn
9780810896000
Lccn
2013042436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023474065
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1006302220

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