Revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking book which demystifies 21 of the most widespread myths and beliefs about immigrants and immigration.
Aviva Chomsky dismantles 21 of the most widespread and pernicious myths and beliefs about immigrants and immigration in this incisive book. They Take Our Jobs! challenges the underlying assumptions that fuel misinformed claims about immigrants, radically altering our notions of citizenship, discrimination, and US history. With fresh material including a new introduction and revised timeline, this expanded edition is essential listening for anyone who wants to understand how these myths are used to promote aggressive anti-immigrant policies.
“A must-read for anyone who wants to understand immigration in the US.” (Eva Longoria, actress, businesswoman, producer, and philanthropist)
“An indispensable guide to the current debate on immigration. If you are at all uncertain about how to deal with anti-immigrant arguments, you will find Chomsky’s book a perfect response. She makes her points with clarity and uses unassailable evidence while offering constructive short- and long-term solutions.” (Howard Zinn, author of You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train)
“[Chomsky] not only demolishes virtually every myth about immigrants and immigration to the US, but also offers policymakers and activists solutions for tackling many of the issues created by globalization and an immigration policy grounded in falsehoods, and in so doing destroys the greatest myth of all: that nothing can be done.” (Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams)