Immigration: The cultural dimension

Lawrence M. Mead

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    The immigration debate has ignored effects on American culture. The United States has become a multicultural society, which is good, but rapid immigration threatens to turn it into a mainly Latin American and Asian country. That would undermine the individualist culture, derived from Europe, that is essential to American world leadership. Damage to the society’s dynamism and civility is already apparent. Immigration must be cut by half and other steps taken to promote assimilation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)116-122
    Number of pages7
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Feb 17 2016


    • Assimilation
    • Culture
    • Hispanics
    • Immigration
    • Multiculturalism

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science
    • General Social Sciences


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