Peter Brimelow challenges this view in Alien Nation and in doing so raises fundamental issues of political theory. Brimelow begins by building a prima facie case. Alien Nation has 71 ratings and 7 reviews. Peter Brimelow has written a thought-provoking work that exposes the quirks and idiosyncracies of America’s. Peter Brimelow (born 13 October ) is a British-born American magazine editor, writer, Brimelow’s later books include Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, The Wall Street Gurus: How You Can Profit from.

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Full text of ” Alien Nation: The resulting gap is much more than filled by immigration policy. Some immigration enthusiasts will resent having their tranquillity disturbed. Brimelos discussed his book Alien Nation: Don’t get carried away by all this reasonableness, however. I also would have liked to see Brimelow give greater emphasis to environmental concerns. Brimelow touches upon all of the major impacts of uncontrolled immigration, including economic, social, cultural, and environmental.

We’ll be returning to this truth later.

Blacks in northern cities are often too concentrated to show well here. Chairman, after which immi- gration from that source would virtually disappear; 5, would come in the first year, but we do not expect that there would be any great influx after that. For good or ill, the U. And the existence of these different communities will raise the classic problem of federalism: I pointed out gently that the experiment in question was not America — but instead the Immigration Act and its imminent, unprecedented, ethnic and racial transformation of America.


And I’m sorry to say neither will most of you reading of this page. To put it in perspective, consider this arresting fact: Net immigration in the decade was 4. Another glance reveals a further interesting phenomenon: Scott Wilson rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Paperback peeter, pages.

And it has never looked back. Inthe Bureau of the Census reported a total U.

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Or send a check made out to the Mises Institute, W. But note that I am not saying that immigration, particularly se- lected immigration, is always without value— just that it is at most a luxury, rather than a necessity. As a financial journalist, I am professionally inclined to find the economic argument about immigration xlien.

Rather, his argument against libertarian free-immigrationists takes alidn form: Your fellow huddled masses accept this treatment with a horrible passivity. Indeed, fol- lowing standard operating procedure for demographers, the Bu- birmelow has issued a “Lowest Series” of projections using lower assumptions.

We will be returning to this theme later. If you count the post-IRCA illegal immigration, which is overwhelmingly Hispanic, the Hispanic inflow is probably never below half of the current immigration to the United States, which is of course at record levels. As we noted above, after immigrants arrive in the United States, they have children too.

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Blacks are now outnumbered by the other minorities in total for the first time ever — the census reported Thus, for example, during the previous Great Wave in hrimelow first years of the twentieth century, the total U.


Pointing out this reality may be embarrassing to starry-eyed immigration enthu- siasts who know no history. Envi- ronmentalists praise this restraint — they think it is the ecologically responsible thing to do. Which is why the United States is now developing an ethnic list — and may eventually capsize.

But just ninety years of immigration look likely to be responsible for more a,ien a third of the projected population. They may well have been over- zealous.

Sinking Deeper Recently, using slightly different assump- tions than his Urban Institute peers, Bouvier asked the question: In at least two ways. This book takes its subtitle from Thomas Paine’s famous pamphlet Common Sense, the pas- sionate argument for American pfter from Britain that caused a sensation when it was published in early 1 As a result, it remains as timely as ever.

Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster by Peter Brimelow

In any rational mind, it must raise the question: The kindest answer must be staggering technical incompetence. But I know from experience that it is not. They’re dropping out of school; there’s an increase in teenage pregnancy”. If we are uncertain what to do, should we not avoid the action that threatens the most harm?