e-Book Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders and Immigration Laws (Critical America) epub downloadAuthor: Kevin R. Johnson
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: NYU Press (October 1, 2007)
Category: Social Sciences
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e-Book Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders and Immigration Laws (Critical America) epub download
by Kevin R. Johnson
"Arizona boomtown trips up on illegal immigrant sweep: Legal residents were also singled out because of their Hispanic appearance", Los Angeles Times, December 1998, As reprinted in Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Boehnke, Megan (April 28, 2010), "Arizona immigration law revives memories of 1997 Chandler roundup", Arizona Republic.
No book could be more timely than Opening the Floodgates. This book encourages a broader discussion that is currently circulating in American politics, one that looks to the foundations of immigration policy and imagines a major overhaul.
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Kevin R Johnson New York University Press, New York, 2007, hardcover, 289pp. Although this position is politically unrealistic in the current period, it is vital that academics push the limits of policy debates to open up new ground and bring forth often-overlooked information.
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Johnson aptly compares our efforts to stop immigration to Prohibition
Although the book has some serious flaws, it makes a worthwhile contribution to the debate over this key issue. Johnson aptly compares our efforts to stop immigration to Prohibition. The latter didn’t prevent people from drinking alcoholic beverages but instead led to unsafe products sold by criminal syndicates, violence, and a gigantic waste of resources. Our prohibition of immigration has similar consequences. The parallels are strong and Americans ought to ponder them. What about the impact immigrants have on our culture?
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Seeking to re-imagine the meaning and significance of the international border, Opening the Floodgates makes a case for eliminating the border as a legal construct that impedes the movement of people into this country.
Open migration policies deserve fuller analysis, as evidenced by President Barack Obama’s pledge to make immigration reform a priority. Kevin R. Johnson offers an alternative vision of how U.S. borders might be reconfigured, grounded in moral, economic, and policy arguments for open borders. Importantly, liberalizing migration through an open borders policy would recognize that the enforcement of closed borders cannot stifle the strong, perhaps irresistible, economic, social, and political pressures that fuel international migration.
Controversially, Johnson suggests that open borders are entirely consistent with efforts to prevent terrorism that have dominated immigration enforcement since the events of September 11, 2001. More liberal migration, he suggests, would allow for full attention to be paid to the true dangers to public safety and national security.