America's Immigrant Challenge

Among the many promises a young upstart named Bill Clinton made to the voters as he campaigned for the presidency was that, if elected, he would produce an Administration that "looks like America." Whether or not he has succeeded in that aim -- he has recruited many minorities, though critics say still not enough -- his pledge was an acknowledgment of an important fact: the face of America has been dramatically altered in the final years of the 20th century. America's face is not just about physiognomy, or even color, although endless varieties of each can be seen throughout the land....

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