"It's not just native-born Americans expressing nativist sentiments these days," Catherine Rampell writes. Once an immigrant has settled in, she might start sounding like Pat Buchanan. Rampell quotes some former foreigners—one arriving as recently as 2003—saying things like "I think that enough immigrants entered this country."
As Rampell notes, this isn't a new phenomenon. History is filled with imported Americans who turned up their noses at the next wave of new arrivals. But she has some interesting survey data to share, including a PRRI poll that did not merely ask Hispanics if they think newcomers strengthen or threaten American society; it asked where they were born and how long they've lived in the U.S. The results were pretty much what you'd expect: A majority of foreign-born Hispanics think immigration is good for the country, but the ones who have lived here a long time are much more likely to let a little nativism seep in:
Maybe it's just part of the assimilation process.
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