Crowded Land of Liberty: Solving America’s Immigration Crisis

By Dirk Chase Eldredge
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4.37 Hours 06/01/2004 unabridged
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The number of legal immigrants accelerated in the 1990s to an average of more than a million a year. That was up from just over 300,000 a year in the 1960s and 600,000 a year by the 1980s. When the number of illegal immigrants is added to this, the total inflow during the 1990s was approximately 12 million. That compares with 500,000 in the 1930s. Crowded Land of Liberty examines how this developed into a crisis contributing to overcrowded schools, soaring demand for social services, new burdens on taxpayers, increased urban congestion, and heightened job competition. The author explains how recent waves of immigration differ from those of earlier eras, and he explores new public policy alternatives.

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Summary

Summary

The number of legal immigrants accelerated in the 1990s to an average of more than a million a year. That was up from just over 300,000 a year in the 1960s and 600,000 a year by the 1980s. When the number of illegal immigrants is added to this, the total inflow during the 1990s was approximately 12 million. That compares with 500,000 in the 1930s.

Crowded Land of Liberty examines how this developed into a crisis contributing to overcrowded schools, soaring demand for social services, new burdens on taxpayers, increased urban congestion, and heightened job competition. The author explains how recent waves of immigration differ from those of earlier eras, and he explores new public policy alternatives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A provocative and important book that could not have come at a more apt time.” Independent (New York)
“Presents a fiercely argued political and social case for radically changing federal law and limiting the number of new immigrants.” Publishers Weekly
“Highly recommended as a sincere, timely, and thought-provoking treatise on a critically important social issue, especially in a time of increased concerns for public safety, national security, and immigration policies.” Midwest Book Review
“Ideas worth considering.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Dirk Chase Eldredge

Dirk Chase Eldredge, a former Reagan campaign official, banker, and entrepreneur, is a longtime specialist in public-policy issues. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book Ending the War on Drugs. He lives in Long Beach, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 4.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English