President Donald Trump has stated: “We have a country where to assimilate, you have to speak English.”
Rep. Steve King has stated: “Assimilation, not diversity, is our American strength.”
New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz, a legal immigrant who was born in the former Soviet Union, recently wrote a piece in which she promoted the great importance of cultural assimilation for all immigrants who come to America.
Markowicz noted how her parents “bristle at being called Russian-Americans. They consider themselves just Americans with unfortunate accents. I always wished that, like my brother, I had been born here so there was no question what I was.”
Markowicz observed: “Discouraging full participation in American life, as Americans, does no favors to immigrants.”
Markowicz concluded: “Both the right and the left are doing their part to dilute the Americanness of new arrivals and their children. And, in the process, they are diluting what really makes America great.”
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