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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Virtually halted by restrictions imposed in the nineteenth century, this had already begun to rise after these restrictions were lifted during World War II.

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But the band played on—notwithstanding these numbers, there was all that persistent happy talk from immigration enthusiasts about immigration being really still quite low.

Which is not how current U. In the Immigration Act, this was set at aroundMy reading of the Founding Fathers, and their practical political tradition, is that they were in the main conservative realists. A chilling example of Alien Nation’s failure to appreciate history is the peculiar discussion of the United States’ horrible treatment of Jews fleeing the persecution of Natipn Germany. Legal Immigration to U. Of course, it could be Bill Clinton.

The point is this: And a good few of those were individuals who were re-emigrating, having originally come from Asia or the Caribbean. The nativists were genuine American originals: And, as we have seen, they are coming alein such numbers that their impact on America is enormous — inevitably within the foreseeable future, they will transform it.


One estimate of net immigration, both legal and illegal, has been made by the demographers Jeffrey S. For Alexander James Frank Brimelow. In that scenario, American whites will be 57 percent of the population in But in fact the gross number of illegals is important. Quite obvi- ously, a lot of people are deeply and emotionally attached to the comforting thought that this has all yawn happened before ho- hum. A Scottish friend of mine did once find himself flung into the deportation holding tank because the INS misunderstood its own rules.

And a good few of those were individuals who were re-emigrating, having originally come from Asia or the Caribbean.

Does not free movement across borders promote the international division of labor? However, despite Brimelow’s hopes, the end of immigration would not end the debate about bilingual education and bilingualism in the United States.

So just as gross illegal entries have to be set against gross illegal exits to get net illegal immigration, so gross legal immigration should really be set against gross emigration of legal immigrants.

I sincerely believe I am not prej- udiced — in the sense of committing and stubbornly persisting in error about people, regardless of evidence — which appears to me to be the only rational definition of “racism.

The racial and ethnic balance of America is being radically altered through public policy. He claims that immigration has had dramatic and far-reaching consequences on the political process.

My son, Alexander, is a white male with blue eyes and blond hair. The Bureau of the Census recorded just over 90 million Americans inwhen just over 1 million immigrants arrived.


He seems to like it here. A century later, an Irish immigrant, Dennis Kearneywas a leader nxtion the agitation that halted Chinese immigration into California. They have been trained to recoil aliien any explicit discussion of race. Bythe foreign-born proportion had more than doubled. But blacks’ loss of majority-minority status will be critical. And it is becoming even less so. It is a measure of the impact on the border region. While separate from the objections to the changing racial demographics of immigration that are the centerpiece of Alien Nation, the well- worn economic and social concerns with immigration tap into negative images that many hold about immigrants of color and exemplify the tendency in U.

They will most likely be little more than a quarter.

An independent expert, Daniel James, author of Illegal Immigration — An Unfolding Crisis, has argued that it could be as high as 18 million. But not all Latinos in the United States are immigrants.

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Hispanics in the south- east; whites in the southwest and north; blacks in the urban areas. Some reviewers appreciated this. But afterimmigration has been building in a strikingly consistent way. As I was preparing to write this at the end ofI randomly picked these two stories out of the same newspaper The New York Times.

Hispanics are uninsured at any one point.