politics of immigration

The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers

by Jane Guskin and David L. Wilson

Format: print

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Preface to The Politics of Immigration:

Is the United States a Nation of Immigrants?

It’s often said that the United States is a country built by immigrants. It’s true that the nation was founded by recent arrivals to this land—at the expense of the original inhabitants (Native Americans), and with the slave labor of people brought here by force from Africa. It’s also true that a majority of the country’s current population are descendants of immigrants.

Certainly, immigration is not new to this country. Why, then, does each successive wave of newcomers spark so much controversy?” Read more…