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Old 10-19-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Everyone wants to complain about illegals "Taking our jobs". Doesn't the responsibility rest with the employers who will screw an American Worker in order to exploit an illegal one. Arrest the illegal another will be there to take his place, arrest the "job creator" and an American gets the job
That's the crux of the problem. Government officials facilitate illegal immigration by refusing to secure our borders, and refusing to enforce our laws. They also tacitly encourage illegal employment by proposing a path to citizenship for illegal "hard workers." Clearly, without support from our government, illegal employment could not exist. Even the Supreme Court is complicit by essentially decriminalizing ID theft if an illegal "unknowingly" steals someone’s ID "for work purposes."

The prevalence of the bilingual English/Spanish job requirement is a direct result of massive illegal immigration from Spanish-speaking countries, and the power wielded by the profiteers of illegal immigration. This is also unprecedented. Citizens were never required to learn Italian, French, German, Gaelic, or any language spoken by large groups of immigrants. Those immigrants knew they had to either learn English, or they would have few employment opportunities. So, why is Spanish the lone exception? Furthermore, why are U.S. citizens required to speak Spanish, but Spanish-speaking "immigrants" are not required to speak English? If companies want their employees to be bilingual (English/Spanish), then ALL employees should speak both languages.

Citizens should be protesting every company with a large monolingual Spanish-speaking workforce, because, more often than not, the majority of those employees are here illegally. It is perfectly acceptable for a company to require bilingual skills if applicants will be working in a foreign country, or jobs in the U.S. dealing primarily with foreign nations, such as work at the UN or foreign embassies. But, there is something terribly awry when a U.S. company, operating exclusively in the United States, primarily servicing English-speaking U.S. citizens, requires Spanish proficiency as a condition of employment.

I studied Spanish beginning in the 5th grade and continued through two semesters in college, because it was fun to learn and speak another language. However, no one in this country should feel obligated to learn Spanish, or any foreign language, simply to communicate with a massive population of illegal foreign nationals, either as coworkers or customers. It sends a message to illegal aliens, that we will ignore their illegal presence, and even accommodate their lack of English skills, by limiting the employment opportunities of our own citizens. That is soooo wrong.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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That's the crux of the problem. Government officials facilitate illegal immigration by refusing to secure our borders, and refusing to enforce our laws. They also tacitly encourage illegal employment by proposing a path to citizenship for illegal "hard workers." Clearly, without support from our government, illegal employment could not exist. Even the Supreme Court is complicit by essentially decriminalizing ID theft if an illegal "unknowingly" steals someone’s ID "for work purposes."

The prevalence of the bilingual English/Spanish job requirement is a direct result of massive illegal immigration from Spanish-speaking countries, and the power wielded by the profiteers of illegal immigration. This is also unprecedented. Citizens were never required to learn Italian, French, German, Gaelic, or any language spoken by large groups of immigrants. Those immigrants knew they had to either learn English, or they would have few employment opportunities. So, why is Spanish the lone exception? Furthermore, why are U.S. citizens required to speak Spanish, but Spanish-speaking "immigrants" are not required to speak English? If companies want their employees to be bilingual (English/Spanish), then ALL employees should speak both languages.

Citizens should be protesting every company with a large monolingual Spanish-speaking workforce, because, more often than not, the majority of those employees are here illegally. It is perfectly acceptable for a company to require bilingual skills if applicants will be working in a foreign country, or jobs in the U.S. dealing primarily with foreign nations, such as work at the UN or foreign embassies. But, there is something terribly awry when a U.S. company, operating exclusively in the United States, primarily servicing English-speaking U.S. citizens, requires Spanish proficiency as a condition of employment.

I studied Spanish beginning in the 5th grade and continued through two semesters in college, because it was fun to learn and speak another language. However, no one in this country should feel obligated to learn Spanish, or any foreign language, simply to communicate with a massive population of illegal foreign nationals, either as coworkers or customers. It sends a message to illegal aliens, that we will ignore their illegal presence, and even accommodate their lack of English skills, by limiting the employment opportunities of our own citizens. That is soooo wrong.
Right on, Benicar!
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