Here is a report on a book by an immigrant to Austria. An Austrian of Turkish Kurd background, Mr Inan Türkmen, 25 years of age, is the author of We are Coming, currently available in German, on the Kindle. The blog states:
A second-generation Muslim immigrant in Austria has authored a provocative new book in which he argues that Europe's future is Turkish, whether Europeans like it or not.An interesting view and one sure to upset several constituencies.
The book's short, sharp and confrontational title says it all: "We are Coming."
The thesis is: "Regardless of whether or not you [Europeans] like us [Turks], whether or not you integrate us, whether or not you want us in the European Union, our influence in Europe is growing. We are more numerous. We are younger. We are more ambitious. Our economy is growing faster. We are stronger."
I favor the melting pot approach. I assume people come to the United States for religious, political or economic freedom. To achieve such freedom one needs to buy into the "American Way", maybe even buy into "American Exceptionalism". So, from my point of view, everyone who buys into the American dream is one of us.
Regards — Cliff