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The Case for Immigration

From the December 1994 Print Edition

Immigration and Immigrants:Setting the Record Straightby michael fix and jeffrey s. passel urban institute, 104 pages, $10 paperPostwar Immigrant America: A Social Historyby reed ueda bedford/st. martin's press, 182 pages, $10 paperWhen Gov. Lawton Chiles of Florida announced his plans earlier this . . . . Continue Reading »

Strangers in Urban America

From the April 1994 Print Edition

To talk about immigrants is to talk about cities. About 1.1 million new immigrants arrive in the U.S. each year, both legally and illegally, and virtually all of them settle in or near a major metropolis. Without this annual infusion, many of these places would seem almost uninhabitable. From their . . . . Continue Reading »

Homesick in Miami

From the January 1994 Print Edition

The Exile: Cuba in the Heart of Miami by david rieff simon & schuster, 220 pages, $21 City on the Edge: the transformation of miami by alejandro portes and alex stepick university of california press, 281 pages, $25 As the Fidel Castro deathwatch reaches its thirty-fifth anniversary, the . . . . Continue Reading »