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

Label
"They take our jobs!" : and 20 other myths about immigration
Title
"They take our jobs!"
Title remainder
and 20 other myths about immigration
Statement of responsibility
Aviva Chomsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Debunks a variety of myths surrounding the subject of immigration and immigrants in the United States, covering the economy, the law, race, and government policies
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
304.8/73
Index
no index present
LC call number
JV6455
LC item number
.C46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
"They take our jobs!" : and 20 other myths about immigration, Aviva Chomsky
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0710/2007005025.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • A note on terminology
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • 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 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • 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
Control code
ocm82472894
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780807041567
Lccn
2007005025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u76886
System control number
(OCoLC)82472894

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