"Grandma, speak some Swedish," exhorted my mother and her sisters to my great-grandmother many years ago.
"We are in America. We speak English now," she replied.
Her response reflected the belief, largely forgotten now, that people moved to another country to assimilate and become productive members of that society. Today we have an ersatz Turkish sultan claiming that assimilation is "a crime against humanity."
Contrast my great-grandmother to a woman I saw at the light rail station. At least I think it was a woman. She was wearing typical garb for a woman in Saudi Arabia, a black sack running from head to toe, with everything covered except her eyes. Her shapeless clothing could have been hiding a weapon as large as a pistol-grip shotgun.
Why did she come here if she does not want to be an American, especially when women in Mosul, Iraq, burn their face veils after being freed from Islamic State?
There are many other people who would welcome the chance to become Americans, e.g. Yazidi women who have been used as sex slaves by Islamic State, Coptic Christians who are being murdered in Egypt, and Assyrian Christians who are being kidnapped and/or murdered by Islamic State. Invite them instead.