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Old 06-24-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Default Immigration law: Texas Senator outraged...at Spanish testimony

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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I loved hearing about this. Its about time a politician was willing to stand up and address this issue.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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I loved hearing about this. Its about time a politician was willing to stand up and address this issue.
Its crazy he has been here 20 + years knows English but refuse to speak it & on top of that against immigration laws.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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Let's say you moved to Norway. Legally, of course. You say you'd learn Norwegian, yes? Great. You got pretty good at speaking Norwegian. Let's say you got called to testify in a Norwegian court because you happened to happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and you witnessed a bank robbery or some other crime. You could be tried for perjury if you give false testimony. Would you consider asking the court for an interpreter through whom you'd give your testimony, or would you roll with your knowledge of Norwegian?
 
Old 06-24-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Let's say you moved to Norway. Legally, of course. You say you'd learn Norwegian, yes? Great. You got pretty good at speaking Norwegian. Let's say you got called to testify in a Norwegian court because you happened to happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and you witnessed a bank robbery or some other crime. You could be tried for perjury if you give false testimony. Would you consider asking the court for an interpreter through whom you'd give your testimony, or would you roll with your knowledge of Norwegian?
I would do just like I did while living in the UK. I learned to speak, read and write Geordie, and when I was involved in a legal case that is the language I used. Judges tend to be pretty understanding of these things. My sister-in-law, a professor of deaf studies at a university in Lancashire, is profoundly deaf, which means if she wears hearing aids she can hear pretty good. She can also speak fairly well, even though you have to listen well to fully understand. When she was in court she did not use an interpreter. She spoke for herself. My brother-in-law, on the other hand, who is totally deaf and relies on using BSL, would use an interpreter because he cannot speak words in ANY language.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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"Judges tend to be pretty understanding of these things"? Some are, some aren't. But I don't see why you'd take a chance in court if you weren't confident in your English skills.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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"Judges tend to be pretty understanding of these things"? Some are, some aren't. But I don't see why you'd take a chance in court if you weren't confident in your English skills.
He came to court with an agenda.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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"Judges tend to be pretty understanding of these things"? Some are, some aren't. But I don't see why you'd take a chance in court if you weren't confident in your English skills.
He came to court with an agenda.

Did you see the video?
 
Old 06-24-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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He came to court with an agenda.
Someone testifying to a congress with an agenda? The horror!

I mean, that's kind of the whole point. Imagine - being more comfortable speaking in your native dialect when testifying. Such a great offense. You are, of course, simply assuming that he's doing it to prove some sort of point. It seems to me like the dude is clearly nervous.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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He came to court with an agenda.

Did you see the video?
Yeah, the guy is clearly nervous, especially when the Congressman started getting angry and questioning him. I would certainly revert to speaking my native language if faced with a similar situation. It's not an unreasonable thing for someone to do.
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