Cultural adaptation is an important factor that promotes unity and social integration within a community. A nation consisting of various immigrants from all over the world requires occupants who are willing to integrate with natives and adopt their social norms and culture in order to promote unity and patriotism.
Apart from undermining the nation's patriotic will,clinging to cultural norms from original homelands hinders social integration in major cities and results in communal conflicts such as racial gang wars. Various theorists argue that Hispanic gangs in Los Angeles develop and grow due to social and racial variations such as language barriers. This exhibits the significance of cultural adaptation amongst immigrants.
However, this does not necessarily mean that original norms and cultures should be neglected and forfeited. While adapting new cultures exercised in their land of settlement, immigrants ought to retain their original cultures beliefs and practices in order to have a sense of identity and originality. In addition, various cultural heritages facilitate economic growth due to availability of diverse work forces and skills.