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Originally posted by Rynocerous7
I think immigrants should learn English if they plan on being in this country, I would consider it a common courtesy and it also makes life a lot easier for everyone. I spent a month in Mexico back in 2004 (no, not Puerto Vallarta, Cancun etc.) in my best friends hometown. We spent a lot of time in Jalisco and Michoacan and I can tell you if you don't speak Spanish or have someone to translate for you then you are screwed. You will be hard pressed to find someone that speaks English or anything written in English. Luckily I'm pretty much fluent in Spanish, which seemed to earn me much more respect. If Mexican immigrants would learn the language or at least learn enough to communicate I think they would find that Americans would show them much more respect as well. Also, while I was down there I met some really awesome people. Even the poorest among them offered me food, something to drink or a place to stay. I will never forget their hospitality and kindness.
Originally posted by downunderET
Now these people claim to be poorles refugees, however it is claimed that thay have to pay the smugglers $5,000 US, to get a "lift".
Something wrong here fellas, the problem some people forget IS, that all these infiltraters are costing YOU and I some serious tax dollars and I don't like it.
I'm not a racist, just a patriot who wants whats right and just, and paying $5,000 US to get a free inbound ticket pi**es me off BIG TIME.
Originally posted by RulerOfAll
The United States doesn't have an official language.
Originally posted by jitombe
reply to post by buni11687
Only saying this because I am an immigrant who had to learn english myself when I came to the U.S. from an eastern european country at the age of nine. I am tired of people too dam lazy to learn the language of the country they live in. I don't care what age you are or what your circumstances are, learn the language of the country you live in or shut the f-up.
Originally posted by dbloch7986
I used to feel this way about the US. But frankly, my opinion has changed. We are a multicultural country.
Originally posted by centurion1211
With multi-culturalism, you have all these people coming in that no longer want to assimilate. They want to form cultural islands where they maintain their old language and customs, not really becoming a part of America at all. Why doesn't anyone ever want to tackle that question?
Originally posted by dbloch7986
Reply to post by OutKast Searcher
You and someone else have both said "shouldn't of" and "shouldn't he of". Talk about bad grammar? Its "shouldn't HAVE" or "shouldn't he HAVE" People create a contraction in spoken English that looks like this: "shouldn't've". Its short for: "should not have". The second one is: "shouldn't he've". Which is short for: "should not he have". There is a grammar lesson, since you speak English so well compared to the backwards hicks over there in Ala.
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