For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Behind the Green Card
How Immigration Policy is Killing the American Dream
  • Donald Dobkin
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Behind the Green Card. How Immigration Policy is Killing the American Dream
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Behind the Green Card explodes the innumerable myths and bogeymen that obscure the reality of US immigration policy. Blinded by misguided "national security interests," the United States has codified a series of unworkable and irresponsible laws which make this country weaker, poorer and less secure than ever. Through the elimination of both a huge marketplace and enormous supply of labor, the US struggles to regain economic growth while other developed nations, through sensible immigration policies, forge ahead.

About the Author

Donald Dobkin is a prolific writer and internationally renowned lawyer, having handled over 5000 cases in his 30-year career. His writings on immigration law, administrative law, civil liberties and constitutional law have been published in leading reviews, journals and as book chapters.
Mr. Dobkin holds law degrees from both Canada (LL.B., Windsor) and the United States (LL.M., Northwestern) and has done Political Science graduate work at Johns Hopkins University. After receiving his Masters degree from Northwestern University Law School, Mr. Dobkin began his career as immigration counsel to the American Medical Assn. From there he went on to found Dobkin & Associates where he served as President for over 20 years. Mr. Dobkin has held Martindale-Hubbell's highest "av" rating for more than 25 consecutive years, and last year was recognized as one of Metro Detroit's top lawyers by DB magazine.
Mr. Dobkin’s work has been featured in Immigration Lawyers Weekly, The Journal of the International Bar Association, and numerous websites including Immigration Law Professor Blog, Administrative Law Professor Blog, Legal History blog, ILW.COM, Interpreter Releases, International Bar Association, and the Canadian American Bar Association to name but a few.
His latest publication appeared in the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, the world’s leading immigration law compendium. A much sought-after speaker, Donald has lectured on immigration issues at universities and professional associations across the United States, Canada and England and has made presentations of his scholarly works at numerous academic meetings. He is Emeritus Chair of the Oakland County, Michigan Bar Association, Immigration Law Section.

About the Book
Mayor Bloomberg of New York City has described America's immigration policy as the greatest case of national suicide ever seen. Immigration lawyerDonald Dobkin decided to write a book on immigration in the belief that the American public has not...
Mayor Bloomberg of New York City has described America's immigration policy as the greatest case of national suicide ever seen. Immigration lawyerDonald Dobkin decided to write a book on immigration in the belief that the American public has not been getting the true story about our immigration system. Misconceptions and misinformation rule the day.

The US is no longer the only game in town. America's hard line toward immigration has sent applicants fleeing to other countries. India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK have benefited enormously from this flight.We need to get off of our arrogant pedestal.The economic consequences of this policy have been severe.

As Dobkin details in these chapters, the US has stumbled its way toward impending disasters:
  • The economic peril of quasi-closed borders
  • The myths of purported national security imperatives
  • The brain-drain: exclusion of foreign best and brightest minds
  • The rise of the Administrative State: the largest actual branch of the US government
  • The strangulation of legal immigration
Behind the Green Card is a startlingly frank expose of cynical political interests, economic manipulation and outright racism run amok. Written in common-sense, straightforward style, the book is for readers across the board of interests: politicos, social advocates, policy students, current events readers.


Pages 188
Year: 2013
BISAC: LAW032000
BISAC: LAW054000
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