What is this integration nonsense he was talking about? What’s up with that?
Many of the 19 Century immigrants from Italy came with no intent of staying, so at least some didn’t learn English.
Of those who stayed, many retained ties to the old country, sending money home to family members there.
Some really do need a refresher course in American history before they start talking nonsense like integration. And no, I don’t want resources like voting ballots in other languages.
As others have pointed out, integration, which includes fluency in the local language, often doesn’t take place with the first generation of immigrants. Kids, however, rapidly become knowledgeable in the ways of the society their parents have settled.