Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk
When you have such massive numbers, yes, they practice self-segregation as we see; Mexican enclaves, Asian enclaves, and so forth. Such behavior, especially expressed as with Mexicans as multi-generational, indicates zero desire to accept the values and culture of this country. Few Denver Hispanics I have spoken to lack a Latino accent, and these people have been here for generations.
Most Mexicans (illegals) practice self segregation because they are afraid. Asians do not. They do not have the fear of being illegal. Yes the Hmongs and Vietnamese did when they initially arrived, out of fear of the unknown, but they melted in and participate in the community in large numbers.
My son in law and his entire family came here illegally in 1997. He and his youngest brother are now citizens, and knew, as many do, that learning English was the way to success. They love the American way of life, abide by the laws, and have mixed the American culture with their own, which I find great. Their parents have gone back to Mexico. Oh and neither are or have been on welfare. Yes my son in law still has an accent, much like my grandmother had a Swedish accent after being here for 50 years and speaking perfect English. Loved her culture too. Your post is unbelievably na´ve.