'Symposium Introduction: Immigration And National Identity'

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One of the articles I read was titled, “Symposium Introduction: Immigration and National Identity”. It discussed what one’s national identity means in the modern age when immigration is such a frequent occurrence. Florida Senator Mel Martinez spoke 3 sentences of Spanish in his opening address to the floor. This event proves how integrated and commonplace hearing Spanish is in modern America. However in Samuel Huntington’s latest book, Who Are We? He points out that America has historically had an Anglo-Protestant society and that society defines America’s achievements. What concerns Huntington, however, is the total lack of attempt from the Spanish immigrants to acquire the traits and beliefs that make America great. The article raises the
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