Killing the American Dream
"As the US deports record numbers of illegal immigrants and local and state governments scramble to pass laws resembling dystopian police states where anyone can be questioned and neighbors are encouraged to report on one another, violent anti-immigration rhetoric is growing across the nation. Against… More »
"As the US deports record numbers of illegal immigrants and local and state governments scramble to pass laws resembling dystopian police states where anyone can be questioned and neighbors are encouraged to report on one another, violent anti-immigration rhetoric is growing across the nation. Against this tide of hysteria, Pilar Marrero reveals how damaging this rise in malice toward immigrants is not only to the individuals, but to our country as a whole. Marrero explores the rise in hate groups and violence targeting the foreign-born from the 1986 Immigration Act to the increasing legislative madness of laws like Arizona's SB1070 which allows law officers to demand documentation from any individual with "reasonable suspicion" of citizenship, essentially encouraging states and municipalities to form their own self-contained nation-states devoid of immigrants. Assessing the current status quo of immigration, Marrero reveals the economic drain these ardent anti-immigration policies have as they deplete the nation of an educated work force, undermine efforts to stabilize tax bases and social security, and turn the American Dream from a time honored hallmark of the nation into an unattainable fantasy for all immigrants of the present and future"--
"A timely look at the evolution of US immigration policy and how the increasingly hostile anti-immigrant climate is detrimental to our nation's economic well-being"--
pt. 1. Twenty-five years of immigration politics: from Ronald Reagan's amnesty to the persecution of "illegals". "I believe in amnesty": Ronald Reagan, the 1986 law, and unfinished reform -- California casts the first stone -- Nativism: the old and the new -- pt. 2. The radicalization of anti-immigrant laws and legal chaos. The new millennium: Bush, Latinos, and 9/11 -- Immigration: a question of national security -- "Illegals" and the new hate movement -- States take the law into their own hands -- Hazleton, Pennsylvania: a community's demographic shock -- Arizona, Alabama, and Kobach's anti-immigrant laws -- The booming business of immigrant detention -- Rejecting extremism and the search for solutions -- pt. 3. Dreams have no visas. Immigrant youth and the broken dream -- The Obama era: a perfected deportation machine -- The Republicans: stuck on immigration -- The economy, immigrants,a nd the future of America -- Is the American dream dead? -- Demographic change won't wait.
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