Thursday, August 26, 2010

Interview: "The Politics of Illegal Immigration"

By Elizabeth Jackson, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
August 15, 2010

ELIZABETH JACKSON: American author David Wilson has written extensively about illegal immigration. He's the co-author of a book titled The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers.

I asked David Wilson whether he saw any similarities in the way politicians in the US and Australia are dealing with illegal immigrants and asylum seekers?

DAVID WILSON: From what I've heard about Australia, yes, it seems like we're hearing solutions to the problem that, you know, that make politicians look as though they're being very hard line in cracking down on things.

And certainly in the case of the US, those policies simply don't work and that's been proven over and over again for the past 30 years. [...]

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