In Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America, Alvaro Vargas Llosa offers his insights into who immigrants are and why they immigrate. Vargas Llosa also examines whether opponents of pro-immigration policies are justified in any of their criticisms. He touches on religion, education, economics, and social attitudes. Vargas Llosa concludes with practical suggestions for minimizing the costs and maximizing the benefits of immigration and globalization.

Even in the 21st century, migration can still elicit fear and suspicion, and not only from the destination society. Native communities often condemn the migrants and consider them traitors. Vargas Llosa attempts to slash through the myths and misrepresentations that have dictated this debate; he wants to shed light on the causes and consequences of migration. Of particular interest is Vargas Llosa’s thorough presentation of the history of immigration in the United States. He writes in a clear, easy-to-read style that brings life to the past and clarity to the present.

The author of Global Crossings, Alvaro Vargas Llosa, is the son of writer and Nobel Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. He is also the author of a number of books and a widely-sought lecturer and human rights activist. Vargas Llosa skillfully refutes several common misperceptions and myths about immigration (such as immigrants drive down wages or do not assimilate as immigrants did in the past). He persuasively makes the case that we need both high-tech and low-skill immigrant workers to keep America prosperous and growing through the 21st century.

While the nation awaits immigration reforms, thousands are dealing with serious immigration and legal issues right now. If you are an immigrant with any questions or concerns about your status, visa, or any other immigration matter, speak at once with an experienced immigration attorney. A good immigration lawyer can help you and will defend you if you’re charged with violating an immigration law. Immigration laws change, but an experienced immigration attorney will always provide you with the counsel and advice you need to navigate your way through America’s complex immigration system and its changes.