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Author Noorani, Ali, 1973- author.

Title There goes the neighborhood : how communities overcome prejudice and meet the challenge of American immigration / Ali Noorani.

Publication Info. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  304.873 NOORANI    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  304.873 NOO    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  304.873 NOORANI    DUE 05-31-22
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  304.873 NOORANI    Check Shelf
Description 319 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-299) and index.
Contents Foreword / Juan Williams, Fox News political analyst and author of several bestselling books, including "We the People" and "Eyes of the Prize" -- Elections matter ... culture matters more -- Utah's hit list -- Soul freedom -- As South Carolina goes, so goes America -- We are all afraid -- Identity, integration, influence -- The new Texas -- My workforce is my family -- Making the future.
Summary "This compelling approach to the immigration debate takes the reader behind the blaring headlines and into communities grappling with the reality of new immigrants and the changing nature of American identity. Ali Noorani, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, interviews nearly fifty local and national leaders from law enforcement, business, immigrant, and faith communities to illustrate the challenges and opportunities they face. From high school principals to church pastors to sheriffs, the author reveals that most people are working to advance society's interests, not exploiting a crisis at the expense of one community. As he shows, some cities and regions have reached a happy conclusion, while others struggle to find balance. Whether describing a pastor preaching to the need to welcome the stranger, a sheriff engaging the Muslim community, or a farmer's wind-whipped face moistened by tears as he tells the story of his farmworkers being deported, the author helps readers to realize that America's immigration debate isn't about policy; it is about the culture and values that make America what it is. The people on the front lines of America's cultural and demographic debate are Southern Baptist pastors in South Carolina, attorneys general in Utah or Indiana, Texas businessmen, and many more. Their combined voices make clear that all of them are working to make America a welcome place for everyone, long-established citizens and new arrivals alike. Especially now, when we feel our identity, culture, and values changing shape, the collective message from all the diverse voices in this inspiring book is one of hope for the future"-- Provided by publisher.
"A leading advocate for immigration reform interviews a wide range of citizens from communities throughout the nation to gauge the level of acceptance of new immigrants"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Cultural pluralism -- United States.
National characteristics, American.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
Added Author Williams, Juan, writer of foreword.
Other Form: Online version: Noorani, Ali, 1973- author. There goes the neighborhood. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2017 9781633883086 (DLC) 2017012109
ISBN 9781633883079 (hardback) : $25.00
1633883078 (hardback)
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