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]