The Times adores immigration and diversity of the most extreme sorts without reservation, so it is curious to follow its mental gyrations describing legal immigrants who don’t want to become full-tilt American citizens. The paper notes that an estimated forty percent of green-card holders don’t become naturalized, so it’s not an insignificant number.
As good liberals, [...]
The loud leftist press continues to hammer Rep. Steve King about his statement that many more drug smugglers than valedictorians would be amnestied under the DREAM aspect of the big freebie legislation. Once lib scribblers agree upon an easily defined target to vilify, they are sharks smelling blood.
King stated that “for everyone who’s a valedictorian, [...]
The issue of dual citizenship is an interesting one, because it is so little discussed in the public sphere. Even so, a majority of US voters don’t think it is acceptable.
My take is that Americans understand the basic unfairness of dual citizenship and the corollary of immigrants having a spare country in case things go [...]
Poor Miami. It used to be a nice American city, until over a million Cuban exiles arrived who thought they could do a better job of running the place. Plus, in 1980 Castro dumped 125,000 of the worst of his criminals in the Mariel boatlift, celebrated by diversity enthusiasts as a great success as long [...]
Silly Republicans learning the wrong lessons from the recent electoral debacle should study the recent opinions gleaned from the little citizens. According to Gallup’s pollsters, the re-election of Obama has apparently not made Americans want to give up law and sovereignty in order to please foreign lawbreakers. A strong majority (62%) want illegal immigration stopped.
In Lewiston, Maine, Somali immigrants continue to be a problem. The latest unpleasantry is over the idea that they should assimilate to American culture, which the Somalis find insulting, and they are demanding that Mayor Robert MacDonald resign for his remarks.
With Somalis, it’s hard to tell whether the source of their general hostility is a [...]
Spanish-language media has a strong anti-assimilation agenda based on its own self-interest. If the Mexicans and other hispanic immigrants get pulled into American culture (like speaking English) then Spanish radio and TV doesn’t have a captive audience. So Univision and Telemundo want Mexican newbies to stay tuned in and balkanized.
Spanish media has been one of [...]
Today’s example of why America’s tradition of patriotic assimilation is on the rocks, a victim of multiculti ideology: in Brooklyn a grade-school principal decreed that a patriotic song would not be sung at a kindergarten ceremony because she “did’t want to offend other cultures.”
The school has a lot of immigrant kids, and the song, Lee [...]
Danish psychologist Nicolai Sennels has worked among Muslims in prison and has some thoughtful observations about the ways in which Islamic culture is quite different from Western values.
In Danish youth prisons, 70 percent of inmates are Muslim, so assimilation is not going well according to the crime measure.
Sennels reports that Muslims have little reason to [...]
The article linked below has the usual dreary statistics about the failure of hispanics to graduate from high school, a basic measure of educational assimilation. The report being reviewed is specific to Arizona, but there’s no reason to think the cultural norm of disinterest in school among hispanic kids isn’t pretty universal.
After all, about half [...]
The new Pew study of identity among the 50 million hispanics in America is quite revealing, perhaps more than was intended.
The takeaway point is that hispanics come for the money and don’t identify as Americans but with their tribe of national origin (see graph).
Hispanics believe that they should “learn English in order to succeed in [...]
Evidence continues to accumulate that the killer of seven at Oikos University, One L. Goh, was a very stressed-out immigrant struggling with issues of money and assimilation.
That the shooter fits the profile of Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome (about which I have written at length) wasn’t surprising. The strains of assimilating to a different culture and [...]