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A Question of Assimilation

At Democracy Project, Winfield Myers re-posted an excellent essay on immigration reform and assimilation which he and Marc Levin co-authored in 2004.

"Bush's Immigration Myopia"
Published by American Outlook, Winter, 2004
By Marc Levin and Winfield Myers

In unveiling his immigration reform plan, President Bush stated that America needs an immigration system that “live[s] up to our highest ideals” and “reflects the American dream.” Yet, while the President deserves credit for broaching the issue of normalizing illegal immigrants and making it a central part of his State of the Union address, both Bush and his critics have overlooked the need for assimilation. Including an assimilation component in immigration reform is essential if our new workers are also to be new Americans.

Please continue reading: A Question of Assimilation Revisited

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