America needs an integration policy

Fourth and fifth graders cheering as immigrants take part in a US naturalisation ceremony on Sept 17 in Jersey City. Immigrant families in the United States trail those in Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands when one compares income

Fourth and fifth graders cheering as immigrants take part in a US naturalisation ceremony on Sept 17 in Jersey City. Immigrant families in the United States trail those in Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands when one compares income relative to the national average. The United States takes in far more legal immigrants each year than any other nation on Earth, more than a million. Americans have a great deal of confidence in their ability to welcome and integrate these newcomers and their children.

But America’s successful integration of immigrants is less exceptional – whether we take that word […]