An American History of Activists Against Immigration

May 29, 2009

Memoir Recounts Grassroots Immigration Reform Movement That Began 40 Years Ago

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 29 /PRNewswire/ — The number of foreign-born people in the United States in 2007 accounted for 12.6 percent of the country’s population according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As Americans cope with economic recession and dwindling natural resources, the argument over unchecked population growth rages. Otis Graham, a member of the original grassroots movement against mass immigration, offers a fascinating history of four decades of activism in his memoir, “Immigration Reform and America’s Unchosen Future” (published by AuthorHouse).

“This is a topic of interest to any American who is concerned about the social, fiscal and national security costs of mass, uncontrolled immigration,” Graham writes. “People who are just joining the debate may be unaware of the existence and historical development of the immigration reform movement.”

Graham begins with his personal discovery of an unnerving threat to the future of humankind. Wandering the halls of his local library, he stumbled upon books such as Fairfield Osborne’s “Our Plundered Planet” and William Vogt’s, “Road to Survival.” A nature enthusiast and conservationist since childhood, Graham instantly recognized the very real danger of overpopulation. He found others who shared his concern and joined the fight against mass immigration.

“Immigration Reform and America’s Unchosen Future” reveals key players in the movement, including pioneer citizen organizer John Tanton; Colorado Governor Dick Lamm; Congress members Barbara Jordan, Lamar Smith and Tom Tancredo; Senator Alan Simpson; and writers Roy Beck, Peter Brimelow, Mark Krikorian and George Borjas.

Graham takes readers from the National Mall to nationwide campaigns as he covers the mobilization of a grassroots movement to preserve America by limiting the population.

“Polls consistently show that Americans are deeply concerned about mass legal and illegal immigration,” Graham says. “Large numbers of citizens are active supporters of immigration reform. This book tells the story of its origins, as well as activists’ achievements and frustrations. It closes with a sketch of the troubled future toward which mass immigration is carrying the United States and makes the case for a slow immigration alternative.”

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