With immigration to the United States at near-record levels, it is particularly important that we find a way to assimilate the millions of newcomers to our nation. CEO has been involved in promoting assimilation policies since its founding. We believe it is important for all persons who live here to understand our history, respect our laws, and, most importantly, learn English so that they can fully integrate into the mainstream of society. We oppose government policies that discourage assimilation, including bilingual education and bilingual ballots. We conduct research on the economic, cultural, and social impact of immigration and on the assimilation of various groups into our society.
- Written by Linda Chavez
Republican leaders in Congress are now flirting with changing portions of the 14th Amendment—which grants citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof"—to deny citizenship to children born here to illegal immigrants.