the third the preservation or modification of existing American culture,
the fourth ethnic and class conflict, and the fifth the power of the United
States in world affairs.
The final chapter considers proposals for change in U.S. immigration
law. The first section provides data on the attitude of the American population toward immigration as revealed in recent public opinion polls.
The second section presents a nutshell summary of my own proposals
for change in immigration law. In the final sections I discuss in more detail my own and alternative proposals concerning the proper volume of
immigration and the status of legal entrant; ways of dealing with undocumented immigrants, refugees, and asylees; and the criteria by which
nonrefugee immigrants and legal entrants should be admitted.
U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Statistical Yearbook of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1992 ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1993), pp. 30-32.
U.S. Bureau of the Census, "One in Four of Nation's Foreign Born Arrived
Since 1985", Census and You, Vol. 28, No. 2 ( February 1993), p. 1.
John Higham, Send These to Me: Immigrants in Urban America, rev. ed.
( Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984), p. 15.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Immigration in America's Future:Social Science Findings and the Policy Debate.
Contributors: David M. Heer - Author.
Publisher: Westview Press.
Place of publication: Boulder, CO.
Publication year: 1996.
Page number: 5.
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