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The Immigration Debate: The Idealists vs. the Realists, program 767, part a

Title

The Immigration Debate: The Idealists vs. the Realists, program 767, part a

Subject

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Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Description

John Higham, of Johns Hopkins University, explains how current discussion about immigration policy merely recapitulates the same dynamic that has shaped the debate over the last century: idealists who oppose more immigration controls by citing universal moral values, and realists who favor stronger controls on pragmatic grounds. In the face of growing agitation for stricter controls, Dr. Higham suggests that the most the idealists can hope for is to keep the restrictionist movement from acquiring a regressive character. Followed by discussion with Richard Arellano, Harry S. Ashmore, Walter Capps, Otis L. Graham, Jr., Ronald M. Green, Garrett Hardin, David Heer, Harry H. L. Kitano, Marcos Manuel Suarez, James W. Wilkie, and Melanie Wirken. Illegal Immigration VIII. Dec. 9, 1977.

Creator

Ashmore, Harry S.
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Source

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, 1950-1991 (Mss 18), Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library

Date

1977

Rights

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Provenance

Bulk of the collection donated by the Center after it ceased operations at UCSB in 1987. Subsequent donations by Harry S. Ashmore and Otis L. Graham, Jr. , which are found in their respective sections of the Administrators' Files, 1995.

Original Format

Open reel

Duration

21:50

Files

Citation

Ashmore, Harry S., "The Immigration Debate: The Idealists vs. the Realists, program 767, part a," in Digital Collections, Item #5934, http://digital.library.ucsb.edu/items/show/5934 (accessed February 18, 2019).