11.03.2010

Book Review: Illegals

Illegal immigration is a hot button topic these days.  Some people are adamant that we should close our borders as soon as possible while others want to keep the ‘melting pot’ open for all.  What are the real costs associated with the current state of things? 
The book “Illegals: The Unacceptable Cost of America's Failure to Control it’s Borders” by Darrell Ankarlo explores the costs and dangers of the current ‘open door’ policy.  Ankarlo takes an in depth look into the underbelly of illegal immigration, making the issue real and personal.
While the book makes some good points and gives you many tidbits to ponder,  it is definitely written from one perspective only.  Ankarlo’s hard stance against illegal immigration at times feels like dramatic overkill.  I would have appreciated a little less of the dramatics and more of the real stories.  Some of the pictures and stories are quite shocking and I found I had to put the book down at times.  Illegals does have some solid information and interesting opinions.  I think this book is worth a read no matter what side of the debate you are on.
Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com  book review bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission.

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