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Old 04-26-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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This bill is anti-American.

 
Old 04-26-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
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More Americans should learn second and even third languages. It would be good for us.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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More Americans should learn second and even third languages. It would be good for us.
What for? And what has that to do with the topic at hand?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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What for?
Our own good.

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And what has that to do with the topic at hand?

Languages.

Some folks need a detailed explanation for the simplest, most obvious topics.

 
Old 04-26-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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The focus on English is just dumb. Most immigrants will learn English or already know English. Children of immigrants go to public schools and learn English. This is just a dumb non-issue for people who don't want immigration reform even if it did mandate everyone learn English.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: South East
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The language of the US is English. If you don't want to learn to speak it, don't move here.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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I called my local hospital this morning to schedule a routine Mammogram. I reached a recorded message that instructed me to press 2 if I wanted to proceed in English. I did not and the remainder of the instructions were in Spanish. Well, that was a first. I hung up and redialed and pressed 2 for the "exception".

Bilingual applicants have an edge in today's employment market.

This must be how Native Americans and Hawaiians must have felt.

It's time for me to brush up on 4 years of high school Spanish.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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The focus on English is just dumb. Most immigrants will learn English or already know English. Children of immigrants go to public schools and learn English. This is just a dumb non-issue for people who don't want immigration reform even if it did mandate everyone learn English.
This is true, no different than all prior immigrants.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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Our own good.




Languages.

Some folks need a detailed explanation for the simplest, most obvious topics.

Why can't they be made to learn English?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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The focus on English is just dumb. Most immigrants will learn English or already know English. Children of immigrants go to public schools and learn English. This is just a dumb non-issue for people who don't want immigration reform even if it did mandate everyone learn English.
Why is it dumb?

Shouldn't they learn our culture, heritage and love for the country? Shouldn't they respect the American people by showing how much they care?
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