It shows how little assimilation is valued among the multicultural immigration fanciers. The resettlement workers go through the motions, teaching need-to-know items that will keep Achmed out of the slammer.
You can't smoke in most places. Bribes are a no-no. Car seats and kids' bicycle helmets are the law.Washington is welcoming thousands of similarly diverse peoples to communities around the country!
And beating your wife will land you in jail — not to mention get you deported.
These are among the new rules and customs the world's refugees face in California [...]
"In many cultures, it's OK to beat your wife," said Debbie Decker, resources director for the Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service in Atwater Village. "That is not OK here; it is illegal. You will go to jail, and you will be deported. [...]
"We have to tell them the policeman is not a bad guy. Unlike in your country, they're not out to get you," she said. "If you're pulled over, don't try to bribe your way out of it like you do in most countries. [For refugees, rules to live by, Los Angeles Daily News, March 8 2008]