Melting Pot or Civil War?
The son of Bangladeshi immigrants, Salam speaks from the perspective of a second-generation American and political conservative—he’s the executive editor of National Review. In a discussion of his book Melting Pot or Civil War? A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders, he argues that too little is being done to lift immigrants out of poverty, perpetuating a lack of upward mobility and solidifying racial and economic divides between citizens and immigrants. He proposes “large-scale amnesty followed directly by resolute enforcement” of immigration laws, with greater attention to immigrants’ skills. Salam also advocates a universal child benefit program to ease the economic demands on poor immigrant families.
Co-presented by National Review Institute.