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"Let Them All In",
This review is from: Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them (Paperback)Apparently anyone who cannot see that unrestricted immigration is an unmixed blessing is a fool and a bigot - and almost certainly not a Guardian-reader. The author is, presumably, having a bit of fun with his readers; but I expect few will see the joke.
I particularly enjoyed the suggestion that Israel's experience of welcoming all Jewish immigration can be used to argue the case that an open-door policy is a thoroughly good thing, always and everywhere. Tell that to the Palestinians.
Anyone wishing to read a book of real scholarship that deals with some of the issues that Legrain raises should try 'The Culture of Critique' by Kevin MacDonald.
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Initial post: 7 Apr 2011 17:43:21 BDT
Billy Ray Cyrus says:
I am a Guardian reader.
I copied this from the website regarding crime --
Total of 91,234 foreign nationals were arrested last year on suspicion of crimes including murder, burglary and sex offences. In contrast, the figure for 2008 was 51,899 and 81,625 in 2009.
And the true number is likely to be much higher, as only 19 out of the 52 police forces provided the figures, in response to Freedom of Information requests.
For the country's biggest force, the Metropolitan Police, foreign-national arrests more than doubled. Scotland Yard recorded 24,264 in 2008, but last year the total reached 61,872.
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