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Professor Zakik Panel discussions issues: 3,7,19 IS IMMIGRATION FROM THE THIRD WORLD A THREAT? Patrick Buchanan asks America to put its shields up because third world immigration is a threat. The number of people pouring into this country, namely those from Mexico, is the largest wave of immigration to America than ever before. This large wave of immigration challenges American cultural integrity, national identity, and potentially the future of the country. Those of Mexican heritage have grown fifty percent since 1990 to 21 million. Mexicans are of another race and culture and it is harder to assimilate another race versus another culture. Mexicans are not assimilating to the Western culture and ideas. They are separating themselves from the rest of America taking radial rights, and ethnic entitlements to heart. There are millions that have broken the law to enter this country and the cost of the immigrants is 80 million dollars, which is more than what these immigrants pay in taxes. We could be moving towards a more universal nation, but taking a risk in having separate cultures may lead to internal strife. This strife will cause America to crumble and lose its power as a nation. On the other side of the issue Ben Wattenberg argues that immigration is good for America. If America does not embrace the idea of pluralism it will fall to the wayside like its other Western allies, who do not embrace the idea of diversity. The American
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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