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
- Title remainder
- and 20 other myths about immigration
- Statement of responsibility
- Aviva Chomsky
- Bibliography note
- Includes bibliographical references
- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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
- 22 cm.
- xxvi, 236 p.
- Isbn Type
- (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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