Argument: Assimilation and cultural unity is impossible to achieve
- Peter D. Salins. "Assimilation, American Style". Reason Online. February 1997 - "there never can or will be a single unified national identity that all Americans can relate to."
- Karin Brulliard. "At Odds Over Immigrant Assimilation". Washington Post. August 7, 2007 - "Communications and travel revolutions have enabled immigrants to keep closer ties to their homelands, perhaps creating more transnational identities. Unlike in the 1920s, when foreigners were all but prevented from immigrating to the United States, today's immigrants keep coming, and most speak one language: Spanish. That means generations can maintain contact with ancestral cultures and tongues."