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Author Marrero, Pilar.

Title Killing the American dream : how anti-immigration extremists are destroying the nation / Pilar Marrero.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  325.73 MAR    AVAILABLE
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Description xv, 237 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-232) and index.
Subject United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Illegal aliens -- Government policy.
Immigrants -- Government policy.
Illegal aliens -- Social conditions.
Immigrants -- Social conditions.
Latin Americans -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780230341753 (hardback)
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