Crossroads Americarnby Wayne Luttonrn”Dangers by being despised grow great.”rn—Edmund BurkernA Catastrophe in the Makingrnby Keith C. BarronsrnTampa, Florida: Mancorp Publishing;rn290 pp., $16.95rnCrowding Out the Future: WorldrnPopulation Growth, U.S.rnImmigration, and Pressures onrnNatural Resourcesrnby Robert W. Fox and Ira MehlmanrnWashington, D.C.: Federation forrnAmerican Immigration Reform;rn64 pp., $10.00rnElephants in the Volkswagenrnby Lindsey Grant et al.rnNew York: VV.H. Freeman; 272 pp.,rn$22.95 (hardback), $13.95 (paperback)rnImmigration and the Future RacialrnComposition of the United Statesrnby Leon Bouvier and Gary B. DavisrnMonterey, Virginia: AmericanrnImmigration Gontrol Foundation;rn27 pp., $2.00rnFifty Million Californians?rnby Leon BouvierrnWashington, D.G.: Genter forrnImmigration Studies; 93 pp., $9.95rnFlorida in the 21st Century: ThernChallenge of Population Growthrnby Leon Bouvier and Bob WellerrnWashington, D.G.: Genter forrnImmigration Studies;rn203 pp., $9.95rnThirty Million Texans?rnby Leon Bouvier andrnDudley L. Poston, jr.rnWashington, D.G.: Genter forrnImmigration Studies; 113 pp., $9.95rnImmigration 2000: The Century ofrnthe New American Sweatshoprnedited by Dan SteinrnWashington, D.G.: Federation forrnAmerican Immigration Reform;rn158 pp., $7.50rnA Colony of the World: The UnitedrnStates Todayrnby Eugene McGarthyrnNew York: Hippocrene Books;rn120 pp., $16.95rnAlthough preelection polls indicatedrnthat likely voters would favorrncandidates who supported immigrationrncontrol, Bill Clinton, George Bush, andrnRoss Perot did not consider the issuernworth mentioning during the recentrnpresidential contest. But if our leadersrnwish the “i” word would go away, in thernfuture the public may not let them. ArnWall Street journal/NBC poll takenrnsix weeks after the November electionrnWayne Lutton is associate editor of thernSocial Contract quarterly. His booksrninclude The Immigration TimernBomb, coauthored with Palmer Stacyrn(1985), and, with John Tanton, ThernWinds of Change: A New Look atrnAmerican Immigration Policy.rnconfirmed that anti-immigration sentimentrnis running high, with 71 percentrnof those surveyed saying that immigrationrnshould be cut back.rnAt least two major reasons accountrnfor this new evidence of sustained concern.rnFirst, the prospect of millions ofrn”refugees” flooding into our country isrnnot a source of comfort. Within hoursrnof Clinton’s election, Haitians startedrnbuilding boats to make their one-wayrncruise to the American land of milk andrnhoney. In the New World Disorder,rnthere are, by Freedom House’s definition,rnperhaps 4 billion people whornmight qualify as potential refugees.rnSecond, the American economy isrnundergoing some fundamental restructuring,rnmarked by dramatic down-sizing.rnWe simply do not need additionalrnforeign job-seekers, nor clients for ourrnoverburdened welfare programs. Withrnan estimated 30 million adult illiterates,rnthere is certainly no shortage of potential,rnunskilled workers. And white collarrnprofessions have been hit hard duringrnthe past decade, with tens of thousandsrnlaid off. The engineers, doctors, andrnprofessors streaming in from India andrnPakistan should stay where they are andrnserve their own people. And is ourrneconomy really dependent upon Koreansrnand Middle Easterners to operaternour convenience and liquor stores?rnThose of us involved in immigrationrnreform have long believed that the debaternwould evolve through three stages.rnOne, the Statue of Liberty phase, inrnlUNE 1993/31rnrnrn