Behind the Green Card: How Immigration Policy Is Killing the American Dream

Behind the Green Card: How Immigration Policy Is Killing the American Dream

Behind the Green Card: How Immigration Policy Is Killing the American Dream

Behind the Green Card: How Immigration Policy Is Killing the American Dream

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I decided to write a book on immigration for several reasons, not the least of which was the belief that the American public was not getting the true story about our immigration system. Books about immigration have typically come from the ranks of journalists, think tanks, politicians and academics. I practiced immigration law for 30 years. I spent my professional life in the trenches and thought it worthwhile to share my perspective. I witnessed up front and firsthand what a disaster the system is. Virtually everyone I hear on the talk shows, or talk to in person, hasn’t a clue about how the system really functions. Misconceptions and misinformation rule the day. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City has described America’s immigration policy as the greatest case of national suicide ever seen. It’s time for someone who actually did it to tell the American people the facts about our immigration system.

The U.S. is no longer the only game in town. We need to get off of our arrogant pedestal. America’s hard line toward immigration has sent applicants fleeing to other countries. India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. have benefited enormously from this flight. The economic consequences of this policy have been severe. We have an economy that cannot mount a serious recovery . . .

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