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So these reactionary convulsions by immigration opponents who shriek that immigrants don't -- and don't want to -- assimilate and are plotting some sort of Tower of Babel effect to tear apart the oh-so-unified fabric of the United States of America seem to have no footing in reality. What a shame. Bring on the next excuse.
The only faltering in the article that I discerned came in citing the study's claim that the popularity of English-language but Latino-oriented publications proves the linguistic assimilation of Latin American immigrants: "Just as few Jewish-interest magazines are published in Yiddish, in a generation most Latino-interest publications will probably be in English." This logic seems faulty. While relatively few people spoke Yiddish at any time -- but particularly since the Holocaust wiped out the vast majority of Yiddish speakers -- many millions of people in Latin America will continue to speak Spanish and communicate with Latino immigrants in this country. Regardless, the rise in circulation of Latino-oriented English-language publications certainly does reflect a high level of English use among Latinos. "Latino immigrants, like generations of immigrants before, are entering the mainstream of life in the United States."
And just so there's no mistake that The Mercatus Center is some sort of fifth-column organization, take a look at who one of its main figures is -- Wendy Gramm, wife of former Senator Phil Gramm, former free-market regulator and former Enron board member. It's a conservative organization, according to USNews.