Crowded Land of Liberty
Dirk Chase Eldredge

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Narrated By: Jeff Riggenbach

Duration: 4 hours and 22 minutes

What to expect

The number of legal immigrants accelerated in the 1990s to an average of more than a million a year. That was up from just over 300,000 a year in the 1960s and 600,000 a year by the 1980s. When the number of illegal immigrants is added to this, the total inflow during the 1990s was approximately 12 million. That compares with 500,000 in the 1930s.

Crowded Land of Liberty examines how this developed into a crisis contributing to overcrowded schools, soaring demand for social services, new burdens on taxpayers, increased urban congestion, and heightened job competition. The author explains how recent waves of immigration differ from those of earlier eras, and he explores new public policy alternatives.


Central / national / federal government policies, Society and culture: general, Politics and government, Society and culture: general, Migration, immigration and emigration

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“A provocative and important book that could not have come at a more apt time.”

Independent (New York)

“Presents a fiercely argued political and social case for radically changing federal law and limiting the number of new immigrants.”

Publishers Weekly

“Highly recommended as a sincere, timely, and thought-provoking treatise on a critically important social issue, especially in a time of increased concerns for public safety, national security, and immigration policies.”

Midwest Book Review

“Ideas worth considering.”