This law eliminated the national origins quota system

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Unformatted text preview: immigrants become acculturated when, for example, they speak American English and when they assume the manners and values of the mainstream society. As they become acculturated, they change their behavior and thinking because they now live in a different mainstream culture. Assimilation is the process by which these immigrants are integrated into the social networks—such as work and residence—of the mainstream society. The essential difference is that the immigrants do the acculturation, while society does the assimilation. Many immigrants have experienced only limited acculturation and assimilation due to a variety of factors. Sometimes the immigrants themselves are determined not to be acculturated, but instead wish to hold on to their original country’s traditions, languages, and beliefs. When they i...
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