AVIVA CHOMSKY TALKS ABOUT THE MYTHS OF IMMIGRATION
COMING UP TODAY- LATIN AMERICAN SCHOLAR AVIVA CHOMSKY TALKS ABOUT HER NEW BOOK ABOUT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. From her publicity agent: "Aviva Chomsky (daughter of Noam Chomsky) is an immigrantsâ rights activist, professor of history and Latin American studies at Salem State College and author of the forthcoming book, They Take Our Jobs! And 20 Other Myth About Immigration (Beacon Press). (pub date: July 4) In it she dismantles the most widespread myths about immigrants and immigration in the U.S including:
* Immigrants donât pay taxes * The U.S. is a melting pot that has always welcomed immigrants from all over the world
Todayâs immigrants arenât learning English, etc.
Immigration is a problem."
âAn indispensable guide to the current debate on immigration. If you are at all uncertain about how to deal with anti-immigrant arguments, you will find Chomskyâs book a perfect response. She makes her points with clarity and uses unassailable evidence while offering constructive short- and long-term solutions.â
âHoward Zinn, author of You Canât Be Neutral on a Moving Train
âAt a time when we desperately need to shift the public discourse in the U.S. and elsewhere, to include a more humane and informed perspective on the process of immigration and the lives of migrants and their families, Chomskyâs book provides us all with a much-needed sense of history and justice â and injustice â that must be included as we struggle for fair and humane immigration policies.â
âCatherine Tactaquin, Executive Director National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rightscomments powered by Disqus