A Nation of Immigrants
ISBN: 0062859692
EAN13: 9780062859693
Language: English
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
This significant contribution to the debate on immigration reform was President John F. Kennedy's final book and is as timely now as it was when it was first published--now reissued for its 60 th anniversary, with a new introduction and foreword. In this book, President Kennedy tells us what immigrants have done for America, and what America has done for its immigrants. It is one of the dramatic success stories of world history.... It can stand as a testament to a cause President Kennedy cherished, and which we should carry on. -- Robert F. Kennedy Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This 60 th anniversary edition of his posthumously published, timeless work--with a new introduction, a new foreword by Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, and updated information on immigration policy reform--offers the late president's inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America. As continued debates on immigration engulf the nation, this paean to the importance of immigrants to our nation's prominence and success is as timely as ever.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, deserving the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This sixtieth anniversary edition of his posthumously published, timeless work--with an introduction by Congressman Joe Kennedy III and a foreword by Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of ADL (Anti-Defamation League)--offers President Kennedy's inspiring words and observations on the diversity of America's origins and the influence of immigrants on the foundation of the United States. Complete with updated resources on current policy, this new edition emphasizes this impact and these contributions to the prominence and success of the country.