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View Poll Results: Which of the following propositions do you support?
English should NOT be made the official language of the United States 8 22.86%
English SHOULD be made the official language of the United States 27 77.14%
Driver's tests should only be administered in English 21 60.00%
State-funded human services translators should cut 16 45.71%
State-funded courtroom translators should be cut 10 28.57%
Government websites in non-English languages should be cut 16 45.71%
Government applications in non-English languages should no longer be published 18 51.43%
New FCC permits should not be granted to non-English TV and radio networks 8 22.86%
TV and radio stations should not generally be allowed to broadcast in non-English languages 5 14.29%
Schools should not instruct in other languages than English 13 37.14%
Foreign languages should not be required for college graduation 10 28.57%
One or more of propositions 2-11 should apply to Puerto Rico 3 8.57%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-25-2012, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Should English be the official language of the United States? And how far should we go in imposing English on the citizenry and non-citizen resident population?

 
Old 03-25-2012, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Should English be the official language of the United States? And how far should we go in imposing English on the citizenry and non-citizen resident population?
What does this have to do with illegal immigration?...
 
Old 03-25-2012, 01:28 AM
 
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What does this have to do with illegal immigration?...
Are you kidding?
 
Old 03-25-2012, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Are you kidding?
No I don't think he was kidding. Could you explain to us what the question has to do with illegal immigration? -
 
Old 03-25-2012, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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No I don't think he was kidding. Could you explain to us what the question has to do with illegal immigration? -
I think the OP would lke to see a regulation imposed which required English language competence, or a pledge to obtain same, be made a requirement for legal resident status.

O algo así.
 
Old 03-25-2012, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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I think the OP would lke to see a regulation imposed which required English language competence, or a pledge to obtain same, be made a requirement for legal resident status.

O algo así.
There already is an English language competence requirement for legal immigrants - they all take a written exam - and it is in English.

What does the requirements for legal immigration have to do with illegal immigration?
 
Old 03-25-2012, 02:27 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I'm all in favor of English being made our official languages and drastically reducing services in other languages, but unfortunately due to our irresponsibly large immigrant community we can't completely get rid of translators.

I also do not agree with forcing PR to adopt universal English. PR was won from Spain and has basically been a semi-autonomous territory ever since. They have a rich heritage and hundreds of years of history of speaking Spanish. I don't see the point in forcing them all to switch to English. I think if PR becomes a state, English and Spanish should be co-official languages with equal importance/access placed on each, and government services available in both languages...and both languages to be taught in schools from kindergarten onwards. But English only? No, that's a step too far for me.
 
Old 03-25-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: North America
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no
 
Old 03-25-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: California
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no
Why not? Most states already have it.
 
Old 03-25-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: North America
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Why not? Most states already have it.
Because there is no real point since it is the defacto language of the us.
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