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The Resource Opening the floodgates : why America needs to rethink its borders and immigration laws, Kevin R. Johnson

Opening the floodgates : why America needs to rethink its borders and immigration laws, Kevin R. Johnson

Label
Opening the floodgates : why America needs to rethink its borders and immigration laws
Title
Opening the floodgates
Title remainder
why America needs to rethink its borders and immigration laws
Statement of responsibility
Kevin R. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Seeking to re-imagine the meaning and significance of the international border, Opening the Floodgates makes a case for eliminating the border as a legal construct that impedes the movement of people into this country. Open migration policies deserve fuller analysis, particularly on the eve of a presidential election. Kevin R. Johnson offers an alternative vision of how U.S. borders might be reconfigured, grounded in moral, economic, and policy arguments for open borders. Importantly, liberalizing migration through an open borders policy would recognize that the enforcement of closed borders cannot stifle the strong, perhaps irresistible, economic, social, and political pressures that fuel international migration. Controversially, Johnson suggests that open borders are entirely consistent with efforts to prevent terrorism that have dominated immigration enforcement since the events of September 11, 2001. More liberal migration, he suggests, would allow for full attention to be paid to the true dangers to public safety and national security.--Publisher description
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Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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Johnson, Kevin R
Dewey number
342.73082
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical America
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  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Illegal aliens
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Opening the floodgates : why America needs to rethink its borders and immigration laws, Kevin R. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A call for truly comprehensive immigration reform -- A brief history of U.S. immigration law and enforcement -- Bordering on the immoral : the moral consequences of the current system of immigration regulation -- The economic benefits of liberal migration of labor across borders -- Why open borders are good for all Americans -- The inevitability of permeable borders
Control code
FIEB16197987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9780814742860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123485712
Label
Opening the floodgates : why America needs to rethink its borders and immigration laws, Kevin R. Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A call for truly comprehensive immigration reform -- A brief history of U.S. immigration law and enforcement -- Bordering on the immoral : the moral consequences of the current system of immigration regulation -- The economic benefits of liberal migration of labor across borders -- Why open borders are good for all Americans -- The inevitability of permeable borders
Control code
FIEB16197987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9780814742860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123485712

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