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Take the Fi2W Poll: What is the ‘American Dream’ for Today’s Immigrants?

(Photo: Flickr/gerson721)

(Photo: Flickr/gerson721)

Even as Congress once again considers taking up immigration reform legislation, public opinion polls show a drop in the percentage of immigrants who have their eyes on becoming U.S. citizens. Instead, a growing number of immigrants say they would be satisfied by simply being allowed to work in the U.S. legally, and to come and go freely as their work requires.

What is happening to the American Dream?  Fi2W will explore this important question over the next few months, and you can help us!

Please answer our brief survey (see below). We’ll publish the results along with stories that highlight new perspectives on citizenship in the coming months.

Is the idea of success in America going through a radical transformation driven by economic necessity? Or have years of political intransigence on immigration reform taken their toll on the dreams of immigrants?

Complete the survey and join the conversation.

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Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation and the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation.

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Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.