And why is that? Because so many of them are here illegally! They converge on an area and set up their own stores, watch their spanish language shows, hang out with their spanish speaking friends and work where other spanish speakers are working. They shop and eat at restaurants in their neighborhood. There is literally no reason for them to learn english because everything they need is available in spanish.
The report by the Manhattan Institute is a definite insomnia cure. It is replete with scores, mathematical models and regression analysis.
CNS News cut through the morass of data and mined some nuggets:
|The study used census data from 1890 to 2006 to look at how close foreign-born immigrants look to the native-born population.Immigrants from Cuba, Vietnam, and the Philippines rank near the top, alongside immigrants from Europe, Australia and New Zealand, as the quickest to acquire English, become naturalized, climb the economic ladder, intermarry with native-born Americans and become involved in American civic culture.In fact, they are making faster progress in the melting pot than other immigrants -- or immigrants from any other periods of history. "Today's immigrants are making more progress in assimilation because they are assimilating more rapidly," Vigdor said. "They are starting out with a disadvantage, but they are making up for that disadvantage at a rapid pace for the most part." But Mexican immigrants, he said, are the exception."Immigrants from Mexico are not exhibiting the same patterns as immigrants of other nationalities," Vigdor said. "They are assimilating more slowly over time. We see this particularly in terms of their economic and their civic assimilation." Mexicans -- by far the most numerous nationality of immigrants -- lag significantly behind other groups, Vigdor said, largely because a lack of legal status keeps many Mexican immigrants from advancing economically.|
Certainly the flood of illegals is the major factor to the lack of assimilation. But what enables it is our societal psychopathology; which we like to call "Multiculturalism."
For a good look at where we're headed with these insane Liberal policies of political correctness and cultural diversity, this is a great interview with Mark Steyn. He bitch-slaps three Muslim "intellectual" cowards into submission.
Check out The Agenda: What's wrong with Mark Steyn's WorldView?