We are a nation of immigrantsan amazing blend of races, colors and culturesall of us part of the incredible patchwork quilt that is America. It was an Irish immigrant who printed the first copies of the Declaration of Independence, Chinese immigrants who constructed the railroads that link our coasts, and German immigrants who built stable, productive farming communities across the plains of this country, to name but a few of the contributions of immigrants. Nevertheless, sentiment against new immigrants has always caused a storm of controversy. Many people worry that too much diversity is “unAmerican,” that immigrants take jobs from deserving Americans, that immigrants drain our social resources, and that a flood of immigrants will lead to overcrowding. These and other issues are explored in this well-researched and well-balanced book designed to help readers understand both sides of this complex issue.
received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, all in electrical engineering. Bob taught undergraduate engineering and was the Director of Research at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he also piloted the aircraft used by the Wings of Blue parachute team. A few years earlier he jumped out of a perfectly good airplane several times so the parachute team wouldn't accuse him of being chicken. As Deputy Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Depart