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Posted: May 13th, 2008
Are New Immigrants Assimilating?

The U.S. has long been known as a nation of immigrants who embrace a common culture. Today, the U.S. finds itself in the midst of a wave of new immigrants and a fierce fight over immigration policy. Have recent arrivals made efforts to assimilate? Or are they standing apart as many anti-immigrant forces contend? To help answer these questions, the Manhattan Institute has launched an annual Index of Immigrant Assimilation. Two panels discuss the implications the first annual report. Panelists include Stephen Thernstrom, Withrop Professor History, Harvard University; Philip Kasinitz, co-author of Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age; Lawrence Mead, professor of Politics, New York University; moderator Howard Husock, Vice President of Policy Research, Manhattan Institute; Michael Barone, Senior Writer, U.S. News and World Report; Alan Ehrenhalt, Editor, Governing Magazine; Jason Riley, Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal and author of Let Them In. This event was held by the Manhattan Institute.


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