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The United States has always taken pride in its ability to assimilate its new immigrants, creating an exciting and diverse fabric for the American ethos. Lately, though, there has been much discussion about the unwillingness of immigrants, legal or not, to assimilate into this country. I began to think about the meaning of assimilating, what it used to define and what has changed. It became clear to me that this is an issue that must be addressed and that may be even more serious than immigration problems themselves.
What does it mean to be absorbed or integrated into the culture?
The Left planted the seeds about 100 years ago for redefining assimilation, and we now live in a society that is fractured and fractious. I believe these are the events that brought us to our situation today.