Immigration reform, making its way through Congress, and the Boston Marathon bombings – allegedly committed by two Chechen immigrants – has raised heated debate about how we measure the assimilation of newcomers civically, culturally, economically, and even patriotically. 

Immigration: Assimilation and the measure of an American

Finding a cultural foothold… in a gang

After dislocation, a Hmong refugee finds a fit

Soccer and prom are part of her American-ness

Immigrant roots, but made in America

Feeling global, but being an American