Immigration : an end to open doors?
Krogh, Peter F. (Peter Frederic)
Examines the global immigration surge and the ensuing backlash that took place in the 1990s.
America prides itself on being a nation of immigrants, however in the 1990s a combination of factors led public opinion and policy to turn sharply against immigration. A rising tide of illegal immigrants, coupled with the growing perception that American jobs were at stake, caused the world's most famous "melting pot" to clamp down on its borders. The backlash was not limited to the United States, either: population booms, cheaper transportation, and more open borders created a worldwide humanitarian problem, with nations around the globe facing massive inflows of immigrants. What are the main factors contributing to this surge of immigration, both within the United States and internationally, and how should policymakers respond? Featuring Dr. Charles Keely of Georgetown University and Ambassador Brunson McKinley, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration.
North America; United States;
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