Argument: Illegal aliens are not in a position to assimilate
- Karin Brulliard. "At Odds Over Immigrant Assimilation". Washington Post. August 7, 2007 - "Thirty percent of immigrants are here illegally, about double the rate 15 years ago. Illegal status limits economic mobility and public benefits. Fear of being deported -- particularly as tensions boil over illegal immigration -- means 'you're not likely to go out and integrate much beyond what you must,' said Michael Fix, co-director of the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy."