This comment was on a FB friend's wall. She may want to do some research, outside of Paris many people spoke to me in broken English and I answered in ridiculous French
Patricia Collins O'Reilly Please
don't tell me that President Obama didn't have an ego. He was Mr.
Slick. If you go back in American history, people that immigrated in
the late 1800's or early 1900's had to pass a lot more than what
President Trump is asking for. If people want to immigrate here, then
follow the rules. Why do people that have lived here for 20 years still
speak only Spanish - because we accept it - we have special education
for people with English as a Second Language. When you live in a
country, you should conform to their ways. Go to Germany or France and
see how they refuse to speak English to visitors - they know it but
won't. All we ask is that people are not wards of the state. That was
the phrase that was on my mother and father's immigration permission
letter in 1925 when they came to this country.
This caught my eye and reminded me of my childhood growing up in the North End of Wilkes-Barre.
Why do people that have lived here for 20 years still
speak only Spanish
From an earlier post:
I grew up the north end of Wilkes-Barre. In the 1960's people spoke
language's I didn't understand. There were stores I had had a hard time
buying things because I didn't know Russian or Slovak. I miss that. Yes
Grandma didn't speak English but her kids did. And their kids were
fluent in the English language but couldn't speak the the native tongue.
What a loss. My father encouraged me to learn a different language and
after 4 years of taking French I went to France. I wish I had paid
attention because I had no idea what they were talking about.
point is that the immigrants of today will assimilate just like our
grandparents did. Even if the first generation doesn't grasp the
language the next will.
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