Book Review: Debating Immigration

Debating Immigration is a collection of 20 original essays written by scholars as they explore the nuances of contemporary immigration in the United States and Europe.   Edited by Princeton professor, Carol Swain, themes include: economics, demographics and race, law and policy, philosophy and religion, and European politics.   The volume is an attempt to bring divergent voices to discuss various aspects of immigration: conservative, moderate and a few liberal voices.    Some of my favorite essays include, ”Will Hispanic and Asian Immigrants Save America? ” by Amitai Etzioni;  ”Good Neighbors and Good Citizens: Beyond the Legal-Illegal Immigration Debate” by Noah Pickus and Peter Skerry, and “The Moral Dilemma of U.S. Immigration Policy Revisited: Open Borders vs. Social Justice” by Stephen Macedo.    Lots of good thinking in this volume, especially from a conservative perspective, and a good complement to Aviva Chomsky’s book which I will review in next month’s blog.   

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