Undoubtedly the United States needs a liberal and welcoming immigration policy, geared to the needs and interests of the nation. In this urgent new book, three astute observers argue that we have lost control of our southern border, so that the vast majority of our immigrants are now illegal Mexicans. Poor, uneducated, and unskilled, these newcomers add much less to the national wealth than they cost the taxpayers for their health care, the education of their children, and (too often) their incarceration. The Immigration Solution proposes a policy that admits skilled and educated people on the basis of what they can do for the country, not what the country can do for them.
About the Authors
Heather Mac Donald is author of The Burden of Bad Ideas and Are Cops Racist? and lives in New York City. Victor Davis Hanson's most recent book is A War Like No Other; his syndicated column appears in newspapers throughout the country. He lives in Palo Alto, California. Steven Malanga's most recent book is The New New Left. He lives in New Jersey. All three are contributing editors of City Journal.
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"The Immigration Solution is a cogent analysis of our illegal
immigration crisis and the public policy choices facing America. This
book is a critically important read for our elected officials and the
citizens they should be representing."
"The Immigration Solution demolishes open-borders myths and
provides a clear, sane path toward an immigration plan that benefits America
and adheres to the rule of law. Heather Mac Donald, Victor Davis Hanson,
and Steven Malanga battle muddled amnesty, advocates with impeccable logic,
facts, and principle. This book is not just a must-read. It's a must-do."
"In this book, the writers from City Journal again show why
that magazine is so indispensable. Having helped change conventional wisdom
on the urban problems of crime and welfare, they have now taken a hard
look at an issue even more suffused with sentimentality and cliche. The
Immigration Solution is essential reading for anyone seeking to develop
an informed opinion on this vital national issue."
"The divisive debate over immigration is going to continue for some
time to come. Mac Donald, Malanga, and Hanson lucidly present their concerns
over the current direction of immigration policy and offer more than a
few suggestions for change. Even if you disagree with their preferred
policy changes, their suggestions are serious, provocative, and worthy
of careful thoughtand, regardless of your ideological background, you
might actually find yourself nodding more than a few times as you read
through the book."