Peter Brimelow challenges this view in Alien Nation and in doing so raises fundamental issues of political theory. Brimelow begins by building a prima facie case. Alien Nation has 71 ratings and 7 reviews. Peter Brimelow has written a thought-provoking work that exposes the quirks and idiosyncracies of America’s. Peter Brimelow (born 13 October ) is a British-born American magazine editor, writer, Brimelow’s later books include Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, The Wall Street Gurus: How You Can Profit from.

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Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster

This is because most legal immigrants — usually between a half and two thirds — are accepted more or less automatically under the various family-reunification provisions of current U. There should be no surprise about this. Immigration Has More Consequences: I am playing with my twin brother in the backyard of my aunt’s home in a Lancashire cotton town. Obeisance to the for- mer is preventing observation of the latter.

Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster by Peter Brimelow

So Chart 1 1 has revealed another significant difference between the Great Wave and the post Second Great Wave.

Simon of the University of Maryland is perhaps the most celebrated advocate of the economic advantages of immigration. For more on this, alienn Chapter 8, pages His case does not at all depend on acceptance of his own vigorous brand of nationalism. But the result in the case of American immigration policy is pecu- liarly complex, capricious, paradoxical and yes!

It has been the focus of enormous national concern. The Border Patrol estimates it catches about a third of all illegal immigrants as they attempt to cross the border. Nevertheless, Housman’s “Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries” applies to them: Earlier in Common Sense, Paine had made it clear that he was talk- ing about asylum for Europeans “we claim brotherhood with every European Christian”. Damian rated it it was amazing Jun 07, But the evidence suggests that this phe- nomenon of net immigration amounts to another hidden dimension of American immigration history, to match the pattern of pauses.


In the Census year ofthe U. There are powerful taboos preventing it. Views Read Edit View history. In other words, Bouvier allowed not only for post- immi- grants and their children — the group that Passell and Edmonstori defined as “foreign stock” — but also for their children’s children.

Your grandfather probably couldn’t get in now anyway. Hispanics are uninsured at any one point. Brimelow pulls no punches in attacking America’s disastrous immigration policy – or non-policy – which for the past 52 years has consisted primarily of abdicating the field and allowing immigrants, both legal and illegal, to set their own rules.

Immigration and Economic Growth: That’s twice as many as today — something to think about if you ride the New York City subway or drive on Southern California’s roads.

By the s, African legal immigration is a noticeable 2 to 3 percent of the total inflow — see Chart But just ninety years of immigration look likely to be responsible for more than a third of the projected population. Then came the Immigration Act. Why Did It Happen? It is a measure of the public health problem— infection can be spread by even brief contacts.

See Chapters 7 and 8! They tend to assume that some kind of natural phe- nomenon is at work — that Hispanics, for example, went from 2. Unlike previous waves, the post- immigration does not seem to be affected very much by economic conditions in the United States — such as the recession that helped to turn President George Bush out of his job.


And this will create “environmental refugees. Nor is there any particular reason to suppose that it will. They wore funny suits and gave you business cards printed on gold stock.

Return to Book Page. But, in that case, why not have more Asians and fewer Hispanics?

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Occasionally, these are ingenious, and even relevant. Because the situation is highly leveraged. Books by Peter Brimelow. And the post- immigrant influx has been quite large enough to create many such enclaves — turning America into a sort of Swiss cheese.

For example, in almost one child in every twenty enrolled in American public schools either could not speak English or spoke it so poorly as to need language-assistance programs.

Thus we might, equally reasonably, expect to see balancing anecdotal coverage like this: Brimelow presents his case with a prosecutor’s thoroughness. And they made their own estimate of departures. Net immigration in the decade was 4. An independent ex- pert, Daniel James, author of Illegal Immigration — An Unfolding Crisis, has argued that it could be as high as 1 8 million.

Arguably, the proposed federal legislation would not have helped here because Ferguson bought his gun legally, in Cali- fornia, which already requires proof of identity and a fifteen-day waiting period. Aliem their size is basically determined by immigra- tion.

But, for better hrimelow worse, it tasted distinctly British. Your request has been submitted. Firstly, the emphasis placed by the Act on “family reunification” rather than the importation of workers to fill specific labor needs. It would be approximately 5, Mr.