Immigration: How to Avoid Its Perils and Make It Work

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From 1789 to 1965, most Americans were generally satisfied with United States’ immigration policy. But that changed in 1965 when Congress and the President, against the will of the people, began re-writing the immigration laws. America is still living with the cascading consequences because, as Meyer Burstein observed more than 20 years ago, immigration mistakes are big mistakes. They don’t go away. They only get bigger. IMMIGRATION: How to Avoid its Perils and Make it Work is not about building better fences. It’s about building better policies. It shows policy makers, pundits and laymen the underlying flaws in our immigration policy, and it presents a clear guide for reform. In this second book of his History Speaks Today series, Bruce Thatcher presents a meticulously researched survey of immigration policies used since 1790 by Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Palestine, Singapore and the United States. Some have been very successful, and others have led to serious problems ... even disaster. Thatcher shows that the problems of America’s present flawed policy are not rooted in illegal immigration (which is a problem), but rather in failure to follow the three simple rules for successful immigration policy. 1. Clearly define the few (2-4) long-term national interests that are to guide immigration policy. (Six contradictory interests attempt to guide our present policy.) 2. Design immigration laws, regulations and practices to sharply focus on the guiding interests. (Ours are fraught with inconsistencies, contradictions and service to special interests.) 3. Ensure that immigrants assimilate into American society as rapidly as possible. Assimilation proceeds most effectively with educated immigrants who are fluent in English, here legally and intend to stay. (Present policy brings in and abets vast numbers who are uneducated, not English-literate, and who don’t abandon former loyalties.) In IMMIGRATION, Thatcher argues that comprehensive reform is needed now to stop the cascading and permanent harm flowing from current policy. We must begin serious discussion of national interests to guide immigration policy for decades to come, policy that must include provisions to correct the most serious present flaws. · The maximum number of immigrants must become meaningful and managed. · America need not recruit or encourage anyone to immigrate, but we must not discourage desirable persons. Let the market work! · A streamlined temporary/guest worker program is necessary to fill shortages. · The presence of undesirable aliens must be brought and held to very small numbers through effective border control and enforcement, free from political expediency. · Additional restrictions must apply to immigrant visa applicants: (1) denial of visas to persons who follow precepts of radical Islam –Salafiyyah, Wahhabism, violent jihad or Sharia law; (2) applicants must demonstrate general literacy appropriate for their age; and (3) applicants must be appropriately fluent in English. IMMIGRATION shows that the flow of unplanned elements into America is unrelenting. It makes clear that we must bypass the rhetorical diversion of illegal immigration and address overall immigration reform ... now!

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Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it. But such lessons are often hard to get at; they're obscured within a great mass of historical detail.
 As with all HST books, Immigration is designed to make it easy for you to get its lessons, regardless of how limited or not your time may be. Try one of these approaches:
 Take-Away Synopsis
 Read just the Preface and Chapter 45 (What Does It Mean For Us) to get a complete articulation of the historical lessons.
 Add Summary Background
 To the Preface and Chapter 45, add the Executive Summaries preceding each case to see digests of how the lessons played out for the immigration policies followed by each of the seven nations. 
 Detailed Validation
 Read the whole book, but skip the Executive Summaries. The historical narrative and Analysis and Discussion for each case add details and documentation to provide a complete picture for each immigration policy.

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Bruce D. Thatcher is founder of History Speaks Today, a project dedicated to sharing practical lessons learned from accomplishments and failures of our past. He is also author of that project's first three books.  Thatcher has long had a passion for history. He believes that much can be learned and applied from successes and failures of the past. On his web site and in talks he clarifies what we should learn from the handling and mishandling of issues within national security,national solidarity, social programs, immigration and other critical areas of stumbling by nations' leaders.
  Early on he recognized that 'adamant aggressors' confront many leaders in the world today,affecting their national security ... even existentially! And some of them are in positions of significant power.  ADAMANT AGGRESSORS,released in 2011, is a collection of historic cases that demonstrate unassailable dos and don'ts for dealing with today's international threats.While researching that first book, Thatcher came across cases of mishandled immigration that led to disastrous consequences.Immigration became a natural subject for the second HST book, IMMIGRATION.  His latest book, RISE and DECLINE, grew out of Thatcher's concern that America is in decline, and most of us don't seem to realize it or care.
  Thatcher grew up in the mid-west, and graduated from Iowa State College and the University of Chicago. He served in the navy and marine corps reserves, worked in marketing and management with General Electric and the Vendo Company,then founded and led a telecommunications consulting firm, TelCon Associates, for 30 years until his retirement.While living in the Chicago area, he became involved in politics and was elected to a local high school board of education, serving a term as its President. He has also taught classes at Avalon University, William Jewell College and the University of Missouri at Kansas City.Thatcher and his wife Carol now live near New Braunfels, Texas.

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