Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield, Research Professor at Maryland Population Research Center, reviews Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. The book compares the political integration (including full citizenship, voting, and office holding) of Vietnamese and Portuguese immigrants in Canada and the United States. The author concludes that Canada has a history of promoting citizenship as a priority and a new citizenship program was established in the 1970s. On the other hand, in the U.S., the only newcomers to receive settlement assistance are refugees.
Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2008.00134.x/full