Market Approaches to Immigration Restrictions
Vedder, Richard, Gallaway, Lowell, Journal of Private Enterprise
The recent history of the United States has been marked by what seems to be an increase in concerns about immigration. An example is a very sharp bit of rhetoric provided by Peter Brimelow in his book Alien Nation (1995, xv), where he talks of "a renewed mass migration, so huge and so systematically different from anything that had gone before as to transform-and, ultimately, perhaps, even to destroy- ... the American nation." Apart from its tone, this remark betrays a lack of understanding of the history of American immigration.
What Brimelow ignores are at least two other mass migrations that were of substantially larger magnitude when measured as a fraction of the resident …
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Publication information: Article title: Market Approaches to Immigration Restrictions. Contributors: Vedder, Richard - Author, Gallaway, Lowell - Author. Journal title: Journal of Private Enterprise. Volume: 16. Issue: 1 Publication date: Fall 2000. Page number: 1+. © 2009 Association of Private Enterprise Education. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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