A Country of Migrants
A Country of Immigrants
The question of what each of our policy toward the world's huddled masses should be is especially topical at this time. The Sculpture of Liberty still take you her light fixture beside the glowing door, but in a time of economic downturn, there is absolutely no longer an assured opinion that the door should be retained open extremely far. Restrictionism is back in fashion. For every journalistic article that way of Organization Week in July 1992, which records that " the U. S. is usually reaping a bonanza of highly educated foreigners" which low end foreign nationals " offer a hardworking labor force to fill the low-paid jobs which will make a modern assistance economy operate, " there exists another like Peter Brimelow's in the Countrywide Review. His title tells it all: " Time to Re-think Immigration? " The burden of his discussion is that America has publicly stated too many migrants of the wrong ethnic background (he him self is a fresh arrival from Britain), that neither the economy neither our culture may stand the load, and that " it may be time for you to close the 2nd period of American history [the initial having been the era of the open frontier] with all the announcement the fact that U. T. is no longer a great В‘immigrant country. '" To put it briefly, we're here; you foreigners stay home. Nor are journalists the only sounds in the issue. Last September California's governor Pete Pat got multimedia attention which has a proposal to amend the Constitution in order to deny nationality to an entire class of people born in the usa, namely, all those unlucky enough to be the children of unlawful immigrants.