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Old 08-05-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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The only people speaking ONLY Spanish are recent immigrants. They might spend their whole lives speaking only Spanish in the United States, but their kids learn English.

People like to point out cases where people have been here 10, 20, 30 years and don't speak English, but they are always immigrants.

It won't become the primary language though.
Immigrants or ILLEGAL ALIENS?

The mexican LEGAL IMMIGRANTS that I have encountered at least make the effort to learn and speak English as legally required to obtain citizenship.

Yet another reason to get rid of illegal aliens (primarily from Mexico) instead of doling out amnesty. Illiteracy coupled with virtually no formal education or ability to learn English equals a lifetime of dependency upon some form of social services.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: California
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Immigrants or ILLEGAL ALIENS?

The mexican LEGAL IMMIGRANTS that I have encountered at least make the effort to learn and speak English as legally required to obtain citizenship.

Yet another reason to get rid of illegal aliens (primarily from Mexico) instead of doling out amnesty. Illiteracy coupled with virtually no formal education or ability to learn English equals a lifetime of dependency upon some form of social services.
immigrants. Lots of immigrants, regardless of resident status, tend to speak their first language.
Ive met Mexicans, Salavadorans, Vietnamese, Laotian, Chinese, Somalians, Ethiopians, Indians, Koreans, and other people who are immigrants and speak their first language.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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Spanish was my first language .. Then learned English in 2 months.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Immigrants or ILLEGAL ALIENS?

The mexican LEGAL IMMIGRANTS that I have encountered at least make the effort to learn and speak English as legally required to obtain citizenship.

Yet another reason to get rid of illegal aliens (primarily from Mexico) instead of doling out amnesty. Illiteracy coupled with virtually no formal education or ability to learn English equals a lifetime of dependency upon some form of social services.
Absolutely! We have enough homegrown welfare recipients; we don't need to import them. They need to go home and be a burden on their own country.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Spanish was my first language .. Then learned English in 2 months.
Good for you! Why can't illegal aliens learn? Why must we continue to accommodate these people as though they are morons incapable of learning English? There is no excuse for anyone living in this country for 10, 15, 20 years and not be able to speak a word of English.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: England
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According to the US goverment there are over 11.000000 Ilegal Mexican immigrants alone, not counting people coming in from south & central America.
With sanctuary cities in the US, how are you going to stop Ilegals coming in?
They are not entering the US to take language lessons.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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immigrants. Lots of immigrants, regardless of resident status, tend to speak their first language.
Ive met Mexicans, Salavadorans, Vietnamese, Laotian, Chinese, Somalians, Ethiopians, Indians, Koreans, and other people who are immigrants and speak their first language.
I do not recall ever hearing Vietnamese, Laotian, Chinese, Somalian, Ethiopian, Indian or Korean immigrants demand/suggest that we accommodate them by learning their language. Nor have I heard any of the presidential candidates say we need to learn Ethiopian. I don't think many Laotian immigrants have demanded that signs be placed in ERs making sure they know that they are entitled to 'free' care whether they are here illegally or not. Now what exactly is it that is soooo special about spanish speakers?
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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I do not recall ever hearing Vietnamese, Laotian, Chinese, Somalian, Ethiopian, Indian or Korean immigrants demand/suggest that we accommodate them by learning their language. Nor have I heard any of the presidential candidates say we need to learn Ethiopian. I don't think many Laotian immigrants have demanded that signs be placed in ERs making sure they know that they are entitled to 'free' care whether they are here illegally or not. Now what exactly is it that is soooo special about spanish speakers?
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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I doubt it very strongly..............if anything, Spanish may decline in popularity due to the plunging birthrate and growing deportations of 'Hispanics'.
Dream on mr bear.........
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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1 million Illegals have already self-deported. "Mr Bear" has got it right.
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