Saturday, August 11, 2007

Generational differences on immigration

I agree with the woman from Spallone's
Others said immigrants need to do more to help American society by learning English and trying to become US citizens.

At Spallone's, a clothing and tailor shop owned by Italian immigrants since 1965, the owners complain they have to sweep spent telephone calling cards, used to make international calls, and foreign-language fliers from their storefront every morning.

Rosalie Morrison, 42, the daughter of the late owner Umberto Spallone, said she felt resentful that today's immigrants used city and medical services and spoke other languages in public. She still speaks Italian, and works with her brother and mother in the store.

"It's OK to keep your culture, but I think if you live here you should try to blend in," she said.

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