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Old 05-18-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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I think most people want that, both people who were born here and people who come here without being able to speak English.

Which is why it was so bizarre that the original poster started out by whining about people coming to the United States being able to take classes to learn to speak English.
I may be wrong but I believe the objection was to teaching English to illegal aliens or those born here from illegal alien parents. Yes, the latter are considered to be citizens but a good number of their parents can only speak the language of their homelands and that is all their kids know till they enter school and then they need special attention.

 
Old 05-18-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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They can take all the English, Mandarin (insert who cares here) but I don't think the tax payer should be on the hook. Especially if they broke the law to get here. Pay for your own learning. It will make the deportation process easier.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Most of us had ancestors who came from other countries not knowing how to speak English. I have no problem with tax payers setting up classes to teach immigrants English as a second language. We've always been a country of immigrants, so learning English is nothing new and a worthy cause to put tax payer dollars. As someone else mentioned, above it's cheap and cheaper than the alternative.
I have a BIG problem doing what you just said. It needs to be TOUGH for people trying come here, sink or swim.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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I have a BIG problem doing what you just said. It needs to be TOUGH for people trying come here, sink or swim.
Are you a native citizen?
 
Old 05-18-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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Now I know how the Italians felt when they came here. They called them Without Papers. Which became the N word, S Word, etc to Italian Americans back then.

Ignorant comments like that should never be accepted in our country. Most of the Illegal Aliens are not criminals. They just want a better life, just like your forefather did for you.
ILLEGAL aliens are almost always criminals. They commit felonies to live here.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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Were'nt not asking You to change like you enforced the Natives to, idiot.
Like it or not, demographs will change soon and hey, you aint gonna be the majority no more, move with the times or shove yer a$$ to the kerb.
WHICH "natives"? The American Indians spoke many languages. Any more I DON'T care about what happened to them 100 years ago or more. The Indian peoples were nasty to each other back in the day but people seem to forget that.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 08:20 PM
 
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It seems to me that the only people picking a fight here are the monoglot English speakers.
What's that saying? "When in Rome do as the Romans do?"

I have NO interest in going to Mexico, Korea and so on; but, IF I decided to live there, I'd make damn sure to learn their language. If a bunch of people who come here want us to cater to them in their own language, no can do. Especially if those people are here illegally.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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This is a Spanish speak nation why should they move?
Right, NOT! The language of the US is English and if it makes a bunch of mostly Hispanic people mad, so what. They can leave.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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Are you a native citizen?
Yes, so were both of my parents. Are YOU a native born American?
 
Old 05-18-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Yes, so were both of my parents. Are YOU a native born American?
So like, it took exactly zero effort for you to become a citizen, then, right? Congrats on being lucky.
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