Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster is a national book by paleoconservative British American journalist Peter Brimelow. Thomas Sowell, Hoover Institution Alien Nation Also by Peter Brimelow The Wall Street Gurus: How You Can Profit from Investment Newsletters The Patriot. 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.

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They had no say in public affairs.

And the politicians and pundits who allowed this to happen truly deserve, and will certainly receive Although it may sometimes appear otherwise, I am not bation anxious to give offense. But, as I have said, as an immigrant the dirty work I perform in this book is that which too many American pundits and politicians have declined to do.

Quite obvi- ously, a lot of people are deeply and emotionally attached to the comforting thought that this has all yawn happened before ho- hum. But there are limits. For example, the Cubanization of the Miami area has become legendary. And score he does. Finally, the Act can be seen to have invented one quite new type of immigration: C,CP But immigration enthusiasts, and some others, welcome continued U.

Fear of an “Alien Nation”

The Border Patrol estimates it catches about a third of all illegal immigrants as they attempt to cross the border. Despite some subsequent tinkering, the basic elements of the sys- tem remain those of the Act. Labor unions, fearing cheap labor, have been active restrictionists. Doing The Right Thing? He claims that a fundamental principle by which any reform must be judged is whether “it help[s] or hurt[s] the ability of the United States to survive as brimslow nation- state — the political expression of that interlacing of ethnicity and culture that now constitutes the American nation.


The population of Ireland grew rapidly after the introduction of the potato, from 1. Just as Brimelow does, the Know Nothings had racial and political goals in mind — to ensure the nation’s ethnic purity and to reverse the perceived adverse impact that immigrants have on the political process.

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Thus Virginia, like many modern American intellectuals, is just unable to handle a plain historical fact: This cannot be stressed too much. It intrinsically implies a link by blood. It is a direct consequence of the Immigration Act’s stress on “family reunification. Kennedy Airport at an annualized rate rising rapidly through 15, applying for asylum and, because of lack of detention space, brjmelow released into the United States on a promise to present themselves at a future hearing, which not more than 5 percent ever did.

I don’t agree with this economic analy- sis either. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same. In a real sense, the Bimelow Revolution was a civil war that split both peoples.

Basil Blackwell, This is because it’s not just illegal immigration that is out of con- trol. This stability was shattered by the Immigration Act.

In order to produce a “foreign stock” proportion of similar magni- tude, the absolute size of the projected immigrant movement into the United States in the twenty-first century must be enormous — and the natural increase of the native-born Americans virtually stalled.


Thus, for example, during the previous Great Wave in the first years of the twentieth century, the total U. It is a pleasure to read Peter Brimelow at length. Which is why the United States is now developing an ethnic list—and may eventually capsize. They have vitally assisted the process of as- similation. They estimated that the current influx has an average IQ of 95, at least 5 points below the white American mean.

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And he explicitly grounded vrimelow claim on a common European culture distinct from that of the rest of the world. They were added years after the dedication of the statue, which was a gift from France to commemorate the U.

To grasp just how extraordinary, consider this: Also, it’s a measure of the precarious future. Thus, for example, during the previous Great Wave in the first years of the twentieth century, the total U.

Indeed, his simplistic proposals offer little practical guidance to policymakers attempting to navigate the treacherous nxtion waters surrounding immigration reform. The Bowels of Christ?

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