border controls

Francis N Nesbitt fnn at oitunix.oit.umass.edu
Sat Jun 15 08:43:21 MDT 1996





you fucking racist bitch!



On Fri, 14 Jun 1996, rakesh bhandari wrote:

> Here is an interesting excerpt from Fukuyama's review of Forbes' editor
> Peter Brimelow's new book in which he argues for border controls.
>
> Fukuyama, Francis.Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration
> Disaster. [by Peter Brimelow] National Review v47, n8 (May 1, 1995):77 (2
> pages).
>
>
> Brimelow's fundamental mistake, it seems to me, is his assumption
> that  non-European immigrants will end up like African-Americans -- hard
> to  assimilate and therefore angry, resentful, and demanding of special
> entitlements and set-asides. The truth of the matter, however, is that of
> America's different racial and ethnic minorities, blacks are the only
> group  that has not assimilated successfully. All the others will succeed
> much like the Irish and Italians before them, provided they do not follow
> the post -  civil-rights pattern of seeking socio-economic advancement
> primarily through  political and legal action.
>
> When it comes to concrete policy recommendations, I actually find
> myself in  agreement with many of Brimelow's suggestions. It is certainly
> possible to  reform and streamline the Immigration and Naturalization
> Service; we can do a  much better job of patrolling our borders; the 1965
> Immigration Act can be  amended to de-emphasize family reunification and
> to emphasize skills; welfare and other benefits to immigrants ought to be
> scaled back, not out of  mean-spiritedness, but for the immigrants' own
> sake. The most important  battle, however, is not over immigration per se,
> but over the preservation of  a common American culture. This means
> rolling back multiculturalism,  bilingualism, race-based preferences, and
> all the other divisive public-policy  innovations of recent decades. For
> none of the problems of cultural incoherence that Brimelow cites would go
> away, or even diminish significantly,  if all immigration, legal and
> illegal, ended tomorrow.
>
>
>
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