How about if you can make the best of both worlds and culture and integrate it in you as one person? That would make you a better person, wouldn't you think so?Please do not make it sound like we are sucking America's resources considering we put in hard work and pay our taxes too. Yet how do you define an all the way American by the way? I do not know from what descent you are of but I bet somehow you have family influences that's derived from another nationality/culture. I have learned the English language, I put in an honest days work, I pay my taxes, I voted, I pledged allegiance to the American government and ultimately I try to do things to make me a better individual. Filipinos, among other cultures, puts emphasis on the value of family and I intend to retain that.tennis-n-sc said:Why go to the trouble of becoming an American citizen if you want to retain all your former culture, language, allegiance, etc. I think that is what a lot of American's have a problem with. Most of us are from somewhere else but our first generation relatives only wanted to be American. That is the issue with a lot of today's immigrants. They want to come for all the material offerings but don't want to really be American in heart and soul. Nothing wrong with being proud of your heritage but when you come to America, come all the way.