Americanization Now

By John Fonte
Senior Fellow
Hudson Institute
November 8, 2001

As lawmakers begin to discuss major changes in the structure and mission of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), it becomes increasingly evident that America has a civic-assimilation problem. Briefly put, a sizeable number of new immigrants and their children may be bettering themselves economically and speaking English but not embracing American identity and patriotism.

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