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Perhaps nothing has more defined America and its promise than immigration. In the future, immigration and the consequent development of what Walt Whitman (1855: iv) called "a race of races" will remain one of the country's greatest assets in the decades to come. At a time when anti-immigrant fervor has been building, a number of states--including Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama--have enacted draconian laws aimed at apprehending undocumented immigrants. Those laws are widely seen even among legal immigrants and long-term residents as hostile to immigrants. Indeed, newcomers are already leaving those states. This Latino exodus has been happening in once-thriving neighborhoods in Gwinnett and Cobb counties in Georgia--as shown in business closures, arrest statistics, and declining church attendance--caused both by the economy and the increased immigration enforcement (Simmons 2010). Nationwide, there has been a declining number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States, a decrease of 1 million from 2007 (Hoefer, Rytina, and Baker 2011).

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2012
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
19
Pages
PUBLISHER
Cato Institute
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
236.6
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