As an immigrant to this country in the 1960s, i have experienced firsthand the challenges of assimilating to a new language and a new culture. The main arguments for both sides of this controversial issue are summarized in the pro and con articles at debatepediacom if you have an opinion on the matter then vote in this poll. The most recent editorial in the series, opposing making english the nation's official language but supporting efforts to make immigrants proficient. A movement to make english the official language in all government documents and public discourse is gaining steam, with 32 states having adopted legislation or a constitutional amendment. New york, april 13, 2013 — the united states, contrary to popular belief, has no official language federal legislators have proposed laws to make english the official business language of.
On a vote of 62-46, the michigan house of representatives votes to make english the state's official language. Research & statistics about us english about u official language policy facts about official english against making english the official language to the. The following is a list of territories where english is an official language, that is, a language used in citizen interactions with government officials in 2015, there were 54 sovereign. Politics & elections oregon lawmakers push to repeal sanctuary state designation, make english official language.
The perceived threat of immigration sometimes leads states to adopt laws that make english the official language but many of these laws have little effect. The frustration driving efforts for english ‘language unity’ is really about our leaders’ refusal to secure the borders and make sane immigration policy. Wnd exclusive congressman: official english would save millions plan to conduct government ops in 1 language gets house hearing published: 08/02/2012 at 8:21 pm.
English as official us language would improve communication lawfully make english the official language on english as official us language would improve. The question of whether or not english should become the official language of the united states has been debated by congress for many years while the debate dates back as far as the 1750s.
There is currently a bill in the us house to make english the official language of the united states these bills have been around for a while now hr 997, also known as the the english. The forwarded email is in the form of a letter from colonel harry riley usa ret criticizing 33 senators for voting against making english the official language of the us. Clickbait articles claiming president trump had designated english as the official language of the us documented no such thing.
Other efforts have attempted to take the easier route of changing the us code to make english the official language with two official languages, english and.
Official english laws make it necessary for governments to provide information and services in english only, and does not protect the right of non-english speakers to receive govt. Yahoo-abc news network has proposed amendments to the gang of eight bill that would make english the official language of the united states and would protect. It is important to preserve the role of the english language in the united states and make it the official language of the people and of the government, thereby encouraging immigrants to. Bill would make english official language of u more than 700 members of congress have co-sponsored or voted for measures on making english the official us.