Los Angeles Times, Hoy

Trump Wants Immigrants to 'Share Our Values': Assimilation Is Much More Complex

President Trump has sparked a new debate on immigration and assimilation, which has led many to think about what it means to integrate into American culture. Although much has been said about Trump's harsh words about deporting undocumented people, the president's remarks about the need for immigrants to fully embrace American culture have renewed a long debate that goes back generations.

Karen, 24, a CSUF honor student, remembered her reaction the night Trump was elected. As a a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipient, she suddenly felt as if she stood out even though she was an infant sleeping in the back seat of a car when she was brought to the U.S. illegally from Mexico. 

Moving to Orange County for college was like moving to a different world, Karen said. At least until Trump’s election, she felt that she was safer as a college student than her parents, who have labor-oriented jobs. Continue reading in the Los Angeles Times. 

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