I want to discuss immigration in abstract. In the days of my grand parents there was an implied social contract that was understood by immigrants. There was no need to state it as it was understood. What has changed is that we have an entire profession dominated by Marxist hacks who have decided to alter what has worked for decades. If you think this is a joke seriously head over to your local University and ask for a list of classes required for an MSW.
1) Immigration is not a right. It is an honor bestowed upon selected people who follow the rules as determined by the host country.
2) While here legally remember the following.
A) Obey all laws of the host country. If you want to have more than one wife please remain
where you are.
B) Remain gainfully employed. Do not abuse the social safety nets indeffinately.
C) Respect others. If you do not like gays, Jews, Blacks or whatever keep it to yourself.
D) Learn the local language and familiarize yourself with the local culture. You should not
expect services in your language. While you need not participate in local culture you should
have some familiarity. For example hunting and Maple Syrup production are part of the
local lives of residents of Northern VT. I respected the traditions of the locals and
supported their right to hunt, while not doing it for personal reasons.
E) Make sure your children attend school. Do not make excessive demands on the local school
district. There is nothing wrong with bringing your own lunch if need be. Above all try to
show respect for your teacher.
F) Show some loyalty for your host country. You do not need to agree with all of the policies
and if you are a citizen feel free to speak up. However, if you feel compelled to criminal
activity or treason kindly depart.
H) Cultural Issues do not trump public safety. If you want a passport or drivers license you
need to be photographed. If you wish to get services this is expected. It is OK to cover
your head or wear a hat for religious purposes. Covering the whole face is a public safety
issue. In rare instances such as burns a person may wear a mask for medical reasons.
These are the exceptions for obvious humanitarian reasons. I have not suffered from
seeing the face of Lynne Stewart whose face would be improved with a veil.
Most immigrants understand this. However, merely stating these things in this day and age is passe.