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    jawnkeem is offline Newbie
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    Today America's exceptional status as a nation of immigrants is being challenged by globalization, a phenomenon that makes both migration and terrorism much easier. The favored approach of recent years- a policy of benign neglect regarding the immigration problem- is no longer tenable.

    I have no clue what this sentence means. :(
    Haha...
    Please translate? :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawnkeem View Post
    Today America's exceptional status as a nation of immigrants is being challenged by globalization, a phenomenon that makes both migration and terrorism much easier. The favored approach of recent years- a policy of benign neglect regarding the immigration problem- is no longer tenable.

    I have no clue what this sentence means. :(
    Haha...
    Please translate? :(
    Of course, glad to help.

    Are you having trouble with the vocabulary, or simply the layout of the sentence? Since I'm trying not to doublepost, I'll give you some of the harder vocabularly, and then we'll analyze the sentence from there.

    immigrant-someone who is not from the nation (in this case, the US)
    globalization-the interaction of countries between each other. This results in shared ideas, cultures, languages, foods, etc.
    phenomenon-something that takes place (this one is a little bit harder to define)
    migration-the movement of people from one place to another
    policy-a practice (for example, a law or something that is followed)
    benign-harmless
    tenable-possible

    So in this case, this is more or less what the sentence is saying:
    Today America is being challenged by the wave of new immigrants coming in the country. Because of the spread of ideas and cultures, the movement of people and the violent acts of terrorism have become easier. Although Americans are used to accepting these new people and their cultures as harmless, this is no longer possible.

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    jawnkeem is offline Newbie
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    hehe thank you so much :)

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