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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
These days it is nearly impossible to talk about a controversial issue such as immigration without the conversation turning contentious. That is exactly why Bruce Thatcher’s "Immigration: How to Avoid Its Perils and Make It Work" is so refreshing. Instead of manipulating the facts to fit his narrative, Thatcher approaches the problems of immigration from a historical perspective so that the reader can see the flaws that actually exist rather than perceived flaws presented by those with an agenda. By laying out successful and unsuccessful immigration policies around the globe, this historical approach allows readers to form their own conclusions.
This well-written case study is rich with information of how many nations were settled by immigrants. Thatcher uses facts rather than fear, case studies rather than chaos, to illustrate the actual problems with unchecked immigration and the benefits of having a coherent immigration policy. The most compelling part of this book is that the author makes a very pragmatic argument that, fortunately or unfortunately, places very little emphasis on emotion, because the truth is that creating a successful immigration policy requires us to distinguish between legal immigration and illegal immigration. Bruce Thatcher has shone an intelligent light on the issue of immigration that should be required reading for all policy-makers, pundits and potential immigrants. With so many facts and case studies of immigration policies in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and around the world, I dare any immigration proponent or opponent to absorb Thatcher’s book without taking a long hard look at their opinions and the reasons for them. If we all take a sober look at the facts, as Thatcher has done, we just might come up with an immigration policy that works.