The Important Difference Between Assimilation and Integration

Matt Obrien | Immigration Reform Blog

Controversial London mayor Sadiq Khan recently toured the United States in support of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Commenting on U.S. immigration policy, Mr. Khan said, “People shouldn’t have to drop their cultures and traditions when they arrive in our cities and countries.” He also stated that he believes in “integration” rather than “assimilation.”

Mr. Khan, who is from an immigrant family, raises an interesting point. What is the difference between “integration” and “assimilation”?

Assimilation is generally defined as adopting the ways of another culture and fully becoming part of a different society. Whereas integration is typically defined as incorporating individuals from different groups into a society as equals. The difference is subtle but significant. Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe, Tear Down This Wall!

(We encourage letters to the editor by writing to editor@virginiafreecitizen.com)

Dear Editor:

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has built a wall – a virtual wall – between citizens and the voter registration records they are permitted to inspect.  Under federal law, the public has a right to inspect records relating to “ensuring the accuracy and currency of official lists of eligible voters.”

But it appears Gov. McAuliffe may not like that statute, because the VA Department of Elections has instructed local Registrars not to comply with a public request to inspect voter registration records, specifically as they pertain to the removal of non-citizens from the voter rolls.

Last August, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) submitted written requests to Registrars in 22 VA counties, to inspect documents identifying registered voters who had been removed from the voter rolls due to non-citizenship status.  When word of these written requests reached the VA Department of Elections, its Commissioner quickly instructed local Registrars NOT to comply with the PILF requests.  In so doing, Commissioner Edgardo Cortés thwarted federal election law, specifically Section 20507(i) of the National Voting Rights Act. Continue reading

Voter Fraud Rising

Matthew Vadum | FrontPage Mag

Illegal interference in the battleground states.

There is already evidence that voter fraud is being perpetrated in critical battleground states like Virginia and Colorado a month before Election Day.

Voter fraud is commonplace. Completely eliminating it is impossible. The most policymakers can do is create laws and policies that attempt to minimize it.

Voter fraud is unlawful interference with the electoral process in an effort to bring about a desired result. Voter fraud is also called vote fraud, election fraud, and electoral fraud. It refers to fraudulent voting, impersonation, intimidation, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, destroying already cast ballots, and a multitude of crimes related to the electoral process.

Reasonable people can disagree over how serious a problem voter fraud is in today’s America, but the evidence it actually exists cannot be ignored. Continue reading

Why You Should Send Testimony to Senator Sessions’ Immigration Subcommittee

Ann Corcoran | Refugee Resettlement Watch

O.K. I’ve been hearing a lot of excuses about why some of you don’t want to be bothered doing this!

Sorry folks, but saving America is going to be hard work and this is the least you can do—spend an hour writing a proper, polite letter to Senator Sessions who held a hearing last week on Obama’s final determination as President to bring in 110,000 refugees this fiscal year (the new flow began yesterday!).  Go here for a report on the hearing. The security issues were front and center. Continue reading


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