Immigration discussion at Vox Pop 9/27/07 7p

A dialogue on immigration with Jane Guskin and David Wilson, authors of “The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers,” a new book from Monthly Review Press.

Have you heard an anti-immigrant argument that you feel is wrong, but need the facts to contest? (For example: “Immigrants are a drain on social services.”) Do you have your own fear or concern about the issue? (For example: “Are the lowest-paid US-born workers really hurt by immigration?”) Bring these arguments and concerns to the dialogue, and we’ll work together to develop responses using facts, rational reasoning and personal experiences.

Vox Pop Cafe, 1022 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn, 11218 www.voxpopnet.net

About the book:

Backed with a wide range of cited sources, The Politics of Immigration tackles questions and concerns about immigration with compelling arguments and hard facts, laid out in straightforward language and an accessible question-and-answer format.For immigrants and supporters, the book is an effective tool to confront common myths and disinformation. For teachers, it provides a useful framework on the current debate, and ample opportunities for students to reach out and explore the intersecting issues.

Those who believe immigrants steal jobs from citizens, drive down wages, strain public services, and threaten our culture will find such assumptions challenged here, while people who are undecided about immigration will find the solid data and clear reasoning they need to develop an informed opinion.“As the immigrant rights movement grows in size and energy, we need quick facts and deep history. This book gives us both.”
– Aarti Shahani, Co-Founder, Families for Freedom

For more information: http://thepoliticsofimmigration.org or scroll down for an INTERVIEW with the authors!

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