[URPE] New Book: The Politics of Immigration: Questions & Answers
David L. Wilson
nicadlw at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 7 14:44:55 MDT 2007
Jane and I were originally scheduled to do workshop at the URPE conference
this weekend based on our new book. We're sorry to say that because of
scheduling conflicts we're unable to attend after all.
Since the book's subject is quite relevant to the conference, I thought you
might be interested in reading a brief description.
Thanks, and best wishes,
New from Monthly Review Press:
THE POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION
Questions and Answers
by Jane Guskin and David Wilson
"We desperately need to put aside false information about
immigrants, to see them as we see ourselves with honesty and
compassion. This book gives powerful meaning to the slogan 'No
Human Being is Illegal.' I hope it will be widely read."
- Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States
"As the immigrant rights movement grows in size and energy, we
need quick facts and deep history. This book gives us both."
- Aarti Shahani, co-director, Families for Freedom
"Guskin and Wilson have identified the hot-button points in the
national immigration debate, and have set out to undo the
stereotypes, misinformation and prejudice that paralyze rational
thought on the subject. This book is a great reality check, a
good teaching tool, and a powerful weapon against racism."
- David Bacon, author of Communities Without Borders: Images and
Voices from the World of Migration
As Congress debates immigration "reform," polls show the public
increasingly divided, with the immigration debate framed as a
choice between "deport them all" and "give everyone amnesty." But
dialogue is possible when we dig deeper. Why are people leaving
their homes? Why are they coming here? What is the impact of our
current enforcement policies? What kinds of alternatives exist?
Backed with a wide range of cited sources, The Politics of
Immigration tackles questions and concerns about immigration with
compelling arguments and hard facts, laid out in straightforward
language and an accessible question-and-answer format.
For immigrants and supporters, the book is an effective tool to
confront common myths and disinformation. For teachers, it
provides a useful framework on the current debate, and ample
opportunities for students to reach out and explore the
Those who believe immigrants steal jobs from citizens, drive down
wages, strain public services, and threaten our culture will find
such assumptions challenged here, while people who are undecided
about immigration will find the solid data and clear reasoning
they need to develop an informed opinion.
The Politics of Immigration
176pp/ISBN: 978-1-58367-155-9 (pbk)/$11.95
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