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Immigrants:
Your Country Needs Them
Philippe Legrain

Book Description | Reviews
Introduction [HTML] or [PDF format]
A Q&A with author Philippe Legrain

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE ix
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xv
Introduction: MIGRATION ISN'T JUST FOR THE BIRDS 1
It's time for fresh thinking about immigration

Chapter 1: WAR ON OUR BORDERS 23
The hidden costs of immigration controls

Chapter 2: BORDER CROSSING 44
How migrants got to where they are now

Chapter 3: WHY WE NEED THE HUDDLED MASSES 61
The case for low-skilled migration

Chapter 4: THE GLOBAL TALENT CONTEST 89
The pros and cons of high-skilled migration

Chapter 5: COSMOPOLITAN AND RICH 117
The economic benefits of diversity

Chapter 6: STEALING OUR JOBS? 133
Do immigrants displace local workers?

Chapter 7: SNOUTS IN OUR TROUGH? 144
Are immigrants a burden on the welfare state?
Chapter 8: OUR HEROES' 161
How migration helps poor countries

Chapter 9: BRAIN DRAIN OR BRAIN GAIN? 179
The costs and benefits of skilled emigration

Chapter 10: IT NEEDN'T BE FOREVER 198
The case for temporary migration

Chapter 11: ALIEN NATION? 207
Does immigration threaten national identity?

Chapter 12: HUNTINGTON AND HISPANICS 226
Is Latino immigration splitting America in two?

Chapter 13: STRANGER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? 245
Does immigration threaten social solidarity?

Chapter 14: LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER 258
How to integrate immigrants into society

Chapter 15: ILLIBERAL ISLAM? 289
Do Muslim immigrants threaten our security and our way of life?

Chapter 16: OPEN BORDERS 318
Let them in
NOTES 334
INDEX 360

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