By Peter Brimelow
A provocative examine America's out-of-control immigration problem argues that the U.S. may still shut its doorways to immigrants, a minimum of briefly, so that it will keep monetary preeminence, social concord, and nationwide identification. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. travel.
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Distinct stages: (i) pre-political consensus (1948–61). . (ii) Fundamental debate (1958–63). . 40 As we shall see, this policy consensus was partly based on a race-relations approach to immigrant integration that was sharply different from the French approach, but different from the American approach as well. 44 Each of the countries in this volume provides us with a very different public philosophy of what the objectives of integration should be. In the French Republican ideal—or Jacobin model—these objectives are both cultural and political.
8% University degree or greater Native-born Foreign-born 13% 20% 27% 12% 28% 27% Sources: (France and Britain): OECD in Figures, 2005, p. 65; European Community Labour Force Survey; INSEE, Enquête emploi de 2005; University College London, CreAm, Christian Dustmann, and Nikolous Theordoropoulos, “Ethnic Minority Immigrants and their Children in Britain,” CDP 10/06, p. S. S. Congress, CBO, A Description of The Immigrant Population, November 2004. 1% Med. 3% Diff lo/hi -36% -66% -53% Source: Data from OECD, International Migration Outlook (Washington, DC: OECD, 2006), p.
The third is how policies change in orientation. By focusing on politicization, my interest is first to understand why immigration policy is different in countries that are similar in many ways; and then to understand why policies vary within countries as well. Thus, the focus is comparative, and is built around three case studies: France, Britain and the United States. The advantage of using three cases that appear to be similar from a socioeconomic point of view, but quite different from a policy perspective, is that we can develop an analysis in considerable depth within a comparative framework.