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Should immigrants have to assimilate?
Posted 9/7/15 , edited 9/7/15
Assimilation - undertaking the culture and language (most importantly language) of a land you migrate to.

In many countries, you don't really have any choice. For examples, go to any Asian country (Japan, SK, Taiwan, China) and you sure as hell need to know the language and culture to get by. Here in the US this is not the case, as we "cater" to the groups by not forcing them to speak our language or live our culture, at least not officially.

With the issue of immigration being very hot right now, I feel the issue of assimilation is overlooked. Allowing people to immigrate is one thing, and a human right at that, however, assimilation should not be discouraged or withheld. It's best for all parties if everyone speaks a common language, (be it English or otherwise), and it's vital that they understand and respect our customs as we would if we immigrated to their country.

I say all this as a product of immigrants who assimilated, and were better for it.

What do you feel? Should immigrants assimilate?
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Hmmm.... well, I think immigrants should at the very least be encouraged to learn English (since English is the most common language of the USA). I say "encouraged" rather than "forced" because you're more likely to get riots if you try forcing them to assimilate while people are more likely to comply if you politely list the benefits of learning English.
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Posted 9/7/15
Yes they should have to assimilate. Why else would they move to a new country. If they don't assimilate its more like an invasion and less like immigration.
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biscuitnote wrote:

Yes they should have to assimilate. Why else would they move to a new country. If they don't assimilate its more like an invasion and less like immigration.


Not true, if everyone turned into 100% clones, then we wouldnt have mixing of cultures and i could not enjoy wonderful mexican food and culture in my state.
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Posted 9/7/15 , edited 9/7/15

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biscuitnote wrote:

Yes they should have to assimilate. Why else would they move to a new country. If they don't assimilate its more like an invasion and less like immigration.


Not true, if everyone turned into 100% clones, then we wouldnt have mixing of cultures and i could not enjoy wonderful mexican food and culture in my state.


Uh I just want them to learn English I don't care what kind of food they cook.
Posted 9/7/15 , edited 9/7/15

biscuitnote wrote:


sirisaacbeans wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:

Yes they should have to assimilate. Why else would they move to a new country. If they don't assimilate its more like an invasion and less like immigration.


Not true, if everyone turned into 100% clones, then we wouldnt have mixing of cultures and i could not enjoy wonderful mexican food and culture in my state.


Uh I just want them to learn English I don't care what kind of food they cook.


Then you didn't mean to use the word assimilate. Okay theeeen
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Posted 9/7/15 , edited 9/7/15

sirisaacbeans wrote:

Then you didn't mean to use the word assimilate. Okay theeeen


Don't be a smartass you know what I meant.
Posted 9/7/15 , edited 9/7/15

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Don't be a smartass you know what I meant.



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Posted 9/7/15


i mean we do have puerto ricans , guatemalan , republica dominica ..... not just mexican >_____________>
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i mean we do have puerto ricans , guatemalan , republica dominica ..... not just mexican >_____________>


B-but im mexican... Domincans girls are hot though :|
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Posted 9/7/15 , edited 9/7/15
I am an immigrant, and I agree. You should know the main language of whatever country you want to live in, and you should embrace its culture.
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Posted 9/7/15 , edited 9/7/15
Nope i mean Asians come to our country and speak english but still publicly speak japanese / chinese / Korean.

They should be allowed to have there own culture and language in another country aslong as it does not impact everyone elses life.

Here in Australia we are multicultural unlike the us for example we welcome any culture and will gladly share our culture with others and theres with us.

In the end aslong as you speak english can communicate and not offend others and break the laws going by your countrys culture is 100% fine
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Posted 9/7/15 , edited 9/7/15
Culture isn't always wonderful food and happy dancing. It's also cutting the clits off women and marrying them off at 13 while not letting them go to school. You take some of the good, with the bad.

So yes, they need to learn the greater language and social mores of the place they have moved too.
Posted 9/7/15
Yeah but they should still be able to stay in touch with their own as well.

America hasn't done it because its an immigrant country.
It has a good mix/variety of cultures.Taking it away wouldn't be a good idea imo.
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Posted 9/7/15 , edited 9/7/15

Ryulightorb wrote:
Here in Australia we are multicultural unlike the us for example we welcome any culture and will gladly share our culture with others and theres with us.

In the end aslong as you speak english can communicate and not offend others and break the laws going by your countrys culture is 100% fine


One of these is not like the other.


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