But here is a post I wanted to do for a while. I list the books that "converted" me, if you will, from once indifference and casual acceptance of multiculturalism and mass immigration to reformer. This is to bring to the attention of anyone reading this of the existence of these books if knowledge of these books wasn't previously known. They are not racist in any fashion, are well thought out, are not surrendered to rhetoric, and are compelling in their arguments. If any warning should be given it is this: they may make you angry!
"Betrayal and Deceit: The Politics of Canadian Immigration" by Charles M. Campbell.
Campbell's book is a must read for any immigration reformer. And if you are not an immigration reformer it will make you into one. If it doesn't it's probably because you are an immigration lawyer (or immigration consultant or anyone promoting the neo-colonization of Canada).
"Who Gets In: What's Wrong With Canada's Immigration Program - and How To Fix It" by Daniel Stoffman.
This is another necessary read for anyone wondering why Canada's immigration system is not working. Here is a Globe and Mail review of the book.
"Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada" by Neil Bissoondath.
This book is a critique of multiculturalism and what it is doing to Canada. What makes this book problematic for multiculturalism proponents is that the author is non-white and is an immigrant from Trinidad thus depriving them of the opportunity to dismiss the books attacks by accusing the author of being a racist. So Mr. Bissoondath is best ignored by them then acknowledged.
"Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism Around the World" by Stewart Bell.
This book illustrates how Canada's immigration system, particularly its lax and gullible refugee stream, has been abused by terrorist groups like the LTTE (or Tamil Tigers) and how they have made Canada a funding base for their operations often with the soft support of expat refugee communities.
You can either purchase these books or, I am certain, these books can be found in your library system. If you have not read them then read them.
There are other books I know of but I haven't read them so I don't know what to say. Perhaps I'll just get a list going of material on the subject of immigration reform whether I have read them or not just of the sake of compiling a list for research purposes.
Added on Saturday, March 7, 2009.
The Truth About Immigration : Exposing the Economic and Humanitarian Myths by Mike Taylor.
Here is a quote from Amazon's product desription:
The only way to eliminate illegal immigration is to alleviate the world poverty that generates it. Right now, western leaders plot enforcement policy as if there was little or no connection between world poverty and illegal immigration. They drag their feet on cancelling insurmountable third world debt while continuing to pump billions into stopgap enforcement measures. They view the problem as a police action and blame the human smugglers, when it is actually a problem they help create with their own elite selection criteria. We are no longer a sanctuary for the world's poor and huddled masses -- we now criminalize them, targeting the best and throwing back the rest.
The west has the wealth, technology and resources to drastically reduce world poverty if it wanted. Why doesn't it? Because, bottom line, in doing so it would destroy its competitive advantage in the global economy. If all people had a decent standard of living, how many would come to fill our 'skills shortages' and help sustain our population and labour force levels? How many multinational corporations would be able to exploit cheaper labour and lower taxes in less developed countries? Not many, in either case, because the enabling poverty would no longer exist. But we would still make do. The sky will not fall when the boomers leave the labour force any more than it fell when they entered it -- the market adjusts.
The Effects of Mass Immigration by The Fraser Institute.
You can read this online for free here or download it here. You can buy it here.
"Mayday! Mayday! Curb Immigration. Stop multiculturalism. Or it’s the end of the Canada we know! by Lowell Green.
The title says it all.