Immigration & Integration
Take the Conversation Further
Following the reading on immigration to the U.S., discuss the twin topics of immigration and integration.
You just read Immigration to the U.S.: A Brief History. Part of it focused on the actual immigration of new people to the United States, and part of it focused on the integration of these people into U.S. society. Immigration and integration are two separate but related processes that all immigrant groups must go through. Reflect on the discussion points below, based on your reading.
What are some immigration-related policies mentioned in the reading?
What are some integration-related policies mentioned in the reading?
There are various kinds of integration-related policies that exist in the United States today, but perhaps the most consequential are those related to naturalization. What is naturalization?
What is U.S. citizenship?
What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens?
How does one become a U.S. citizen?
What other legal statuses (besides citizenship) are recognized in the United States?