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- "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
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- Includes bibliographical references
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- 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
- 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
- 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
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- xxvi, 236 pages
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