They Take Our Jobs!: And 20 Other Myths about Immigration

They Take Our Jobs!: And 20 Other Myths about Immigration

Aviva Chomsky


Claims that immigrants take americans' jobs, are a drain at the American economic climate, give a contribution to poverty and inequality, damage the social cloth, problem American id, and give a contribution to a number of social ills through their very life are brazenly mentioned and debated in any respect degrees of society. Chomsky dismantles twenty of the commonest assumptions and ideology underlying statements like "I'm no longer opposed to immigration, in basic terms illegal immigration" and demanding situations the incorrect information in transparent, effortless prose.

In exposing the myths that underlie cutting-edge debate, Chomsky illustrates how the parameters and presumptions of the talk distort how we think—and were thinking—about immigration. She observes that race, ethnicity, and gender have been traditionally used as purposes to exclude parts of the inhabitants from entry to rights. this present day, Chomsky argues, the dividing line is citizenship. even if resentment opposed to immigrants and makes an attempt to additional marginalize them are nonetheless obvious this present day, the inspiration that non-citizens, too, are created equivalent is almost absent from the general public sphere. enticing and clean, this publication will problem universal assumptions approximately immigrants, immigration, and U.S. heritage.

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