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The Resource Melting pot or civil war? : a son of immigrants makes the case against open borders, Reihan Salam

Melting pot or civil war? : a son of immigrants makes the case against open borders, Reihan Salam

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Melting pot or civil war? : a son of immigrants makes the case against open borders
Title
Melting pot or civil war?
Title remainder
a son of immigrants makes the case against open borders
Statement of responsibility
Reihan Salam
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"For too long, liberals have suggested that only cruel, racist, or nativist bigots would want to restrict immigration. Anyone motivated by compassion and egalitarianism would choose open, or nearly-open, borders--or so the argument goes. Now, Reihan Salam, the son of Bangladeshi immigrants, turns this argument on its head. In this deeply researched but also deeply personal book, Salam shows why uncontrolled immigration is bad for everyone, including people like his family. Our current system has intensified the isolation of our native poor, and risks ghettoizing the children of poor immigrants. It ignores the challenges posed by the declining demand for less-skilled labor, even as it exacerbates ethnic inequality and deepens our political divides. If we continue on our current course, in which immigration policy serves wealthy insiders who profit from cheap labor, and cosmopolitan extremists attack the legitimacy of borders, the rise of a new ethnic underclass is inevitable. Even more so than now, class politics will be ethnic politics, and national unity will be impossible. Salam offers a solution, if we have the courage to break with the past and craft an immigration policy that serves our long-term national interests. Rejecting both militant multiculturalism and white identity politics, he argues that limiting total immigration and favoring skilled immigrants will combat rising inequality, balance diversity with assimilation, and foster a new nationalism that puts the interests of all Americans--native-born and foreign-born--first"--
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Salam, Reihan
Dewey number
325.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • LAW / Emigration & Immigration
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Melting pot or civil war? : a son of immigrants makes the case against open borders, Reihan Salam
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The unfinished melting pot -- Somebody else's babies -- Race to the bottom -- Jobs robots will do -- It's a small world -- Nation building -- Conclusion
Control code
on1045641078
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780735216273
Lccn
2018033512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1292168
  • (Sirsi) o1045641078
  • (OCoLC)1045641078
Label
Melting pot or civil war? : a son of immigrants makes the case against open borders, Reihan Salam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The unfinished melting pot -- Somebody else's babies -- Race to the bottom -- Jobs robots will do -- It's a small world -- Nation building -- Conclusion
Control code
on1045641078
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780735216273
Lccn
2018033512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1292168
  • (Sirsi) o1045641078
  • (OCoLC)1045641078

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