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As refugees and migrants continue to stream across the borders of the US, many of them seeking the American dream, the country begins to creak and groan at the seams and the question is asked more frequently, with an underlying suspicion attached.
The issues of poverty and lack of human resources are beginning to show and are starting to hurt its population. Racism and sectarianism are rife, despite attempts by many to limit their effects, and are now spreading relentlessly to Muslim minorities living in the West, as well as the Hispanic population.
Why Do You Want to Come to America examines many of the reasons that people want to enter America. Refuge, education, marriage, money and freedom are among the most popular reasons, but is this really enough, or is it simply a thin veneer that quickly loses its gloss?
With new and stringent immigration policies, travel bans, deportations, visa revocations and racial profiling being applied aggressively towards Muslims and people of Asian descent, the fundamental question in all of this should be; is the promise of unchecked wealth and opportunity worth the cost of losing your identity and culture?
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By Noah Charlotte on 10-06-17
Happy To have this
I' really happy to have this informative book. I was lying in my bed and listening to this book by Eric Reese. I really want to appreciate this author for such a helpful book for the listeners. It is a concise and to the point book and I really like to recommend it.
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By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 12-16-17
Life is never rainbows and butterflies.
This is the second piece of literature that I have reviewed for Eric Reese. This is the quickest listen ever and I have to say that it was enjoyable. The narrator read way too fast for me. I feel like he wanted to get this over with in a quick amount of time. He could have used a couple more breaks and could have took a breather. However this essay was very informative. Since I am natural born US citizen I did not realize the most important reason why immigrants came over. Even though I am of Haitian descent, my parents are both from Haiti, it seems different when mentioning people from Muslim based countries.
You read and watch the news of people doing all they can to come to America or to a European country in order for a better life however you don't really understand the logic for them. It seems as though it is common sense to realize that people come over to different countries in order to have a better life however the fact is many immigrants portray to their families that they are better off than they really are. Eric make sure to explain the situation pertaining to immigrants and how in the West and in Europe it seems as though we are better off and everybody wants to be here. However they do not realize that it isn't rainbows and butterflies for the 'regular' people living in these countries.
I do wish that this was longer and that the topic was delved deeper into however this was a good quick read.