Facilitation and support for immigrant integration
AJC advocates for programs and services that facilitate
and support immigrant integration.
Facilitation and support for immigrant integration: Many immigrants desire to naturalize but lack the necessary tools. Successful acculturation of immigrants is fundamental to a sound immigration policy, and we must help to facilitate newcomers' adjustment to American society. Acculturation efforts should convey an understanding of and appreciation for American democratic institutions, patriotism, and constitutional principles, including equality under the law and due process. At the same time, without a vigorous commitment to pluralism and respect for immigrant cultures, America risks increasing ethnic tension and resentment. Both the successful incorporation of immigrants and a respect for pluralism are necessary to preserve the "American dream" and sustain democracy.