The Case Against Immigration; The moral, economic, social, and environmental reasons for reducing U.S. immigration back to traditional levels

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New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. 287, [3] pages. Charts, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Roy Howard Beck is an American journalist and public policy analyst who founded and has served as President of NumbersUSA since its inception in 1997. Beck was a journalist for three decades before founding NumbersUSA. He is former Washington D. C. bureau chief of Booth Newspapers and an environment-beat newspaper reporters, formerly with The Grand Rapids Press and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Beck was also the Washington DC editor of John Tanton's magazine The Social Contract. The New York Times credited Beck's NumbersUSA organization with applying enough pressure to U.S. Senators to defeat a comprehensive immigration bill in June 2007. He has been described as a "tutor" for U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo on immigration issues Stating that current immigration levels damage communities, businesses, and individuals both in their pockets and their pride, a systematic argument cites how changing the immigration policy would benefit all Americans. A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study concluded that immigration was responsible for roughly half the decline in real wages for native-born high school dropouts in the fifty largest metropolitan areas during the 1980s. The study found that immigration accounted for 20 to 25 percent of the increase in the wage gap between low-skill and high-skill workers. What to do about the millions of Americans mired in poverty or struggling just above it? "The best way to help these young unskilled workers is through supply-side interventions," maintains labor professor Robert M. Hutchens of Cornell University. Initiatives that limit immigration of workers "can promote an environment where academic underachievers have at least some opportunity for upward mobility," he adds. First Printing [Stated]. Very good.

ISBN: 0393039153


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