Poll: Forty-six percent of Hispanics do not wish to assimilate into America

Posted on October 13, 2010

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A recent Associated Press-Univision poll of more than 1,500 Hispanics includes a troubling, even stunning, fact: Forty-six percent — a near-majority — do not wish to change to assimilate into America, roughly defined as learning English, prizing American history and tradition, and respecting U.S. law.

This finding should alarm, on every level. First, as Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”Second, the polling percentage routs any other current U.S. group.Third, it contradicts the American experience. Historically, every large immigrant group has yearned to assimiliate — till now.

via Political Mavens » Kate Smith and Assimilation.

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Posted in: Immigration, Politics