‘I Learn America’

A new documentary, I Learn America, follows five immigrant students at Brooklyn’s International High School at Lafayette.

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  1. Anon #10 says:

    I heard somewhere in the trailer the words “our dream”, said by immigrants.
    Has anybody asked the citizens of the USA, what is their dream?

    • greeneyeshade says:

      Unless you are, or the film is, assuming all immigrants are illegal, why are you asking?

      • Anon #10 says:

        I apologize for introducing non-educational element into the discussion thread.
        However, I believe the desire to maintain and to preserve our own people, our own culture is quite natural one, and has nothing to do with the question whether the immigrants are legal or illegal.
        Ask Japanese, if they have such a desire. Their answer is “yes”.

      • You might have missed that a legal immigrant set off a bomb at the Boston Marathon and a British citizen beheaded a British soldier in the streets of London. Non-assimilation of the culture by immigrants and rejection of the culture by native citizens is a very grave problem. Anon #10 asked a legitimate question. Why are you asking your question?

        • greeneyeshade says:

          For what it’s worth, I believe anyone ought to be able to become an American, subject to the condition summed up by the New Criterion (is that conservative enough?): “no immigration without assimilation.” Japan, whose population I believe is stagnant or actually shrinking, does not strike me as a good model.

          • Which country does strike you as a good model (now that its recent riots have eliminated Sweden)?

          • Anon #10 says:

            The preamble to US Constitution (hat tip to Sailer) ,
            “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
            Nothing is said in the “Preamble” about welfare of immigrants, and everything about
            “ourselves and our Posterity”.
            See the discussion at