Sunday, November 18, 2007

Naturalization Delays Hinder Immigrant Assimilation

Many restrictionists, including prominent Harvard profesor Samuel Huntington, often complain that immigrants "fail to assimilate" and, among other things, fail to learn English (which is not really true, in any event).  However, we as a country do not always make it particularly easy for immigrants to try to become integrated into U.S. society.  For example, ESL classes are over-enrolled in cities throughout the country.  Naturalization of immigrants is the final stage of the formal legal assimilation of immigrants.  However, CNN offers a recent report about the red tape and long delays that make immigrants wait years to become citizens.


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That's funny, hasn't a new record recently been set applications for naturalizations in this country? It was reported in this very blog. Could this new ESL overenrollment be motivated by the same hysteria promoted by despicable illegal alien advocates in their attempt to garner support from legal residents? I find it disgusting that advocates take advantage of those that have little to fear from the type of justice that illegal aliens may expect from their misdeeds.

Posted by: Horace | Nov 18, 2007 4:55:39 PM

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