The son of immigrants, Rob Sobhani, Ph. D. was raised with a deep love of America and an appreciation of its legacy of open doors. Today he fears the fallout from an immigration policy that is completely out of control. Unmanaged immigration, legal and illegal, is having a disastrous effect on state and local economies, jeopardizing jobs for low-income citizens, creating a population increase that puts pressure on our shaky infrastructure and overburdened environment, and worst of all, is fracturing our national identity and spirit. What is needed, he argues, is a new immigration consensus-one that would respect the tradition of American opportunity and diversity without crippling our nation. In this fast-paced book, Dr. Sobhani outlines a 5-point plan to fix the U.S. immigration system, while strengthening the assimilation and loyalty of those who come to America legally. First, his plan includes a commitment to establishing English as the official language, an action that would strengthen our singular bond. Second, he argues that before the states and Congress devise new laws and procedures to address illegal immigration, we should get serious about enforcing the laws already on the books-and he offers some compelling methods for doing that. The third part of Dr. Sobhani's plan calls for a five-year immigration moratorium, when most immigration would be put on hold. Fourth, in conjunction with a moratorium, he calls for a reevaluation of family reunification policies, through which millions of people are added to the rolls every decade, regardless of their ability to contribute to the prosperity of the nation. Dr. Sobhani's fifth point is especially provocative- that immigration is most attractive to citizens of economically weak and politically corrupt nations. America should work to promote economic sustainability and political progress in neighboring nations, giving potential immigrants motivation to stay and work within their own systems.
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Published January 1, 2012
by Caspian Publishing, LLC.
Political & Social Sciences.