Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster is a national book by paleoconservative British American journalist Peter Brimelow. Thomas Sowell, Hoover Institution Alien Nation Also by Peter Brimelow The Wall Street Gurus: How You Can Profit from Investment Newsletters The Patriot. 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.
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He attacked me twice in his columns, childishly trying to avoid mentioning in by name, finally concluding June And right now, two thirds of the births in Los Angeles County hospitals are to illegal-immigrant mothers.
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Additionally, Lind himself is too restless and quarrelsome. Kennedy, assimilated descendant of that Irish influx, would later call “the survival and success of liberty. But imposing titles on authors seems to give commercial publishers their moment of creative thrill.
It states in part: They have hidden agendas that they will natino fact cannot—acknowledge. When the latter views are the majority, as I can modestly report was the case with Alien Nationit becomes hard to avoid the conclusion that the more infantile critics are just fumbling for any off-the-shelf insult.
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This unquestionably has created new challenges to be addressed. The cause of patriotic immigration reform has always faced formidable odds.
By the early twentieth century, the white proportion of the U. Would-be demagogues should note that I do not so use it here. The Census Bureau now projects that whites will be in a minority in the country although not, campaign consultants should note, in the electorate around The letter below, however, was particularly stimulating.
Is it what Americans want? That’s the free market solu- tion. I am reluctant to accept this. He asks, what happens if, respectively, his and his critics’ policies are applied but turn out badly? We are terrified and struggle free.
Which means that, counting illegal immigrants — who were not a factor in the earlier period, when the borders were more or less open — the numbers probably matched, and may well have exceeded, the earlier record. Now American Anglos are repro- ducing below replacement levels — generally defined as 2. But he still put on the American cause like a glove.
And the gradual trend of the previous century was abruptly reversed. The movement toward immigration restriction and increased enforcement measures disproportionately affects Latino citizens as well as lawful immigrants.
Comment on the environment in which you grew up; has it prepared you for these changes?
Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster
I felt sorry for them and wondered how they could survive—not realizing, of course, that they would prove a pretty good symbol of the ordeal of immigration patriots in the coming years. Indeed, over the last two decades essentially every MSM writer who has gotten interested in the immigration issue has suffered professionally—a phenomenon we brimeow VDARE. Inthe peak brikelow of the IRCA amnesty for illegal immigrants, it surged to nearly 65 per- cent. Immigration and Economic Growth: With that in mind, let’s look at the facts about immigration see Chart 1, pages The UN projects that it will probably stabilize at a mere 1 1.
African Americans and Alie have lived in the United States for centuries, and a great variety of white ethnic immigrants have come to this nation.
Thus, for example, during the previous Great Wave in the first years of the twentieth century, the total U. The bigots who hate the American system will brimrlow very disappointed to see the truth get out.
Some readers of this book when it was still in manuscript have told me that my view of human nature is pessimistic.
Nor is anyone else.