On top of that he's a lazy Mexican that has been in our country since 1988 and has the nerve to come with a translator. Waste of time and he makes other legal Mexicans and others that care about our main language and culture look bad.
Yes, it was the land of Native Americans long eons ago but the main language has been English for a long time now so it's better they learn it if they're going to move here. The guy actually spoke English (and understands it) but simply refuses.
I think it makes sense what the senator told him. If I were to move to France and stay there for 5+ years for instance, would they like it if I refuse to learn French or adapt to its culture? That's would be disrespectful. Same thing. He's disrespecting us.
- Yes, waste of our time and moneyVote A
- No, he still can speak his languageVote B
Most Helpful Guy
Yup, pathetic. English is ridiculously easy to learn (especially if Spanish is your native language) and it's everywhere anyway because of American/British/Canadian/Australian soft power, so you don't even need to take classes to learn basic English. I think an English-speaking country basically wouldn't lose any potential if it didn't let in people who didn't speak English BEFORE they wanted to come to the English speaking country because anyone who's not brain dead and/or living in the worst parts of a third world sh*thole could easily have learned English during childhood.
On top of that these people make other immigrants look bad/take away opportunities for other immigrants.
I'm not a native English speaker myself and wasn't born in the US and it bothers me when I come across people who've been in the US for 20 years but my English is way better than theirs, sometimes they can barely understand even simple phrases.2
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Most Helpful Girl
Ok. I am not a racist at all. I believe that if you move to a new country where they speak a different language and you want to live and work there you should learn the damn language. If you've been in the (new) country for only a few years and go in between your native language and thats fine. You're learning but if you've been in this (new) country for years... you should be pretty fluent in the countries language. I've worked with people who have been in my countrt longer than i have been alive who still speak in their own language. (And the worst part is they do it in the workplace). It's technically harassment because they choose to speak in their native tongue so the rest of the people have no idea what tyheu are saying. Who knows if they're bad mouthing you? ( not that they all do). My whole thing is. .. why move to a different country to get away from your own if you're not gonna adapt to the (new) culture and just make it exactly like where you came from. There's really no point in having left your own country then. Im all for diversity but i dont want to be expected to adapt to someone elses culture because they choose to not be a part of ours.1
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