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Fellows from Manhattan Institute, Hoover Institution share immigration ideas in book

Posted by Elena del Valle on March 14, 2008


The Immigration Solution cover

In a book published in 2007, three authors, two senior fellows from the Manhattan Institute and a senior fellow from the Hoover Institution, share their perspectives on the issues affecting immigration today. Heather Mac Donald, Victor Davis Hanson, and Steven Malanga propose an alternative immigration policy that welcomes skilled and educated people to the United States on the basis of how they can benefit the country in the 197-page hardcover book The Immigration Solution A Better Plan Than Today’s (Ivan R. Dee, $24.95).

Mac Donald believes there is an epidemic of crime, gangs, and illegitimacy that is resulting in a new Hispanic underclass; and that the Mexican government aids and abets illegal immigration to the United States and thwarts state and local attempts to resist it. Malanga, who argues that Hispanic immigrants produce a net cost to the American economy rather than a net benefit, proposes an immigration policy he believes would be liberal and in America’s interest. Davis Hanson writes about his own experience growing up in California’s farm country and watching the Hispanic immigrant influx transform his state for the worse.

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Miguel Gomez Winebrenner

Presenter Miguel Gomez Winebrenner


  • Assimilation versus acculturation
  • Factors that affect Latino acculturation
  • How to know if someone is acculturated
  • Number of years necessary for acculturation
  • Effects of immigration debate on acculturation
  • Three main ways of segmenting Latinos

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Mac Donald authored five of the book’s nine chapters titled as follows: Seeing Today’s Immigrants Straight, The Illegal Alien Crime Wave, The Immigrant Gang Plague, and Hispanic Family Values? Davis Hanson and Steven Malanga each authored two of The Immigration Solution’s chapters: Do We Want Mexifornia? and Mexifornia Five Years Later; and How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy and The Right Immigration Policy respectively. Earlier versions of the chapters were published between 2002 and 2006 in City Journal, a quarterly publication of the Manhattan Institute.

Mac Donald is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The Burden of Bad Ideas and Are Cops Racist? Davis Hanson, a syndicated columnist, is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of A War Like No Other. Malanga, also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, recently published a book, The New New Left.

The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is a conservative market think tank established in New York City in 1978. According to their website, the organization’s mission is to “develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.” The Hoover Institution is a think tank based at Stanford University and dedicated to research in domestic policy and international affairs.


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Liria Barbosa

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