Assimilation and Citizenship

"Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)."

- United States Citizenship and Immigration Service

"The central question of American immigration policy is how this country can help facilitate the emotional attachments of immigrants and citizens alike to the American national community. . ."

- Stanley Renshon, CIS Fellow