The slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America's Eden

Lisa Sun Hee Park, David Naguib Pellow

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Abstract

On December 13, 1999, the City Council of Aspen, Colorado-one of the country's most exclusive recreational sites for some of the world's wealthiest people-unanimously passed a resolution petitioning the U.S. Congress and the president to restrict the number of immigrants entering the United States. The language of the resolution suggests that this goal could be achieved by enforcing laws regulating undocumented immigration and reducing authorized immigration to 175,000 persons per year, down from the current annual level of between 700,000 and one million. One of their primary reasons for encouraging tougher immigration laws was the purported negative impact of immigrants on the nation's ecosystems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherNYU Press
Number of pages273
ISBN (Print)0814768032, 9780814768037
StatePublished - 2011

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