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Old 06-26-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: deep in the south
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Absolutely a wonderful post!
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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I didn't ask you anything. I didn't know you were a native-american. And yes, my grandparents were illegal immigrants at one point, but neither my country or other mexicans turned their back at them.
You told me to remember where I came from. That's a very dumb argument. Where you are from is irrelevant whether you've been here since 1620, a century ago through Ellis Island, or one of the indian tribes. I don't care. We all are American citizens through and through, and we have proof.

Those illegal aliens just want to take advantage of us, and I'm not about to let them do that anymore. We do have an immigrant process, and people do use it. It's those illegal aliens that refuse to learn how to speak/read English, get documentation, follow our laws, and our morals that are draining our frail resources that we need to stop.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Mexico City
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You told me to remember where I came from. That's a very dumb argument. Where you are from is irrelevant whether you've been here since 1620, a century ago through Ellis Island, or one of the indian tribes. I don't care. We all are American citizens through and through, and we have proof.

Those illegal aliens just want to take advantage of us, and I'm not about to let them do that anymore. We do have an immigrant process, and people do use it. It's those illegal aliens that refuse to learn how to speak/read English, get documentation, follow our laws, and our morals that are draining our frail resources that we need to stop.
I don't know why those illegal immigrants should learn english when the USA doesn't have an official lenguage.
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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I don't know why those illegal immigrants should learn english when the USA doesn't have an official lenguage.
English is our national language even though it hasn't been declared official and you know it. It is obvious to function in U.S. society that you need to know English. It is even a requirement in order to gain citizenship in this country.
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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Mollie, thank you! I stink at spelling & forming a coherent with the written word, but this issue burns me up!
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: deep in the south
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Default Thanks not nec....

Your message was completely understandable to me and I agree, no need to thank me, this issue has burned me up for years.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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I don't know why those illegal immigrants should learn english when the USA doesn't have an official lenguage.
then tha ilegal aliens
need to be kickd to tha curb
an out of tha usa
specialy if they refuse
to learn english
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I don't know why those illegal immigrants should learn english when the USA doesn't have an official lenguage.
It's been posted many times on this forum, showing that English IS the official Language for the US.

Why don't you post something proving that it isn't.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Mexico City
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English is our national language even though it hasn't been declared official and you know it. It is obvious to function in U.S. society that you need to know English. It is even a requirement in order to gain citizenship in this country.
I remember this time that i was arriving to houston and the officer there asked me something in english and i responded in english and he said, why are you talking to me in english? and i was like, oh god...
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Mexico City
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It's been posted many times on this forum, showing that English IS the official Language for the US.

Why don't you post something proving that it isn't.
Languages of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Does the United States have an official national language?

Constitutional Topic: Official Language - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net

Official Language of the U.S.
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