CheckPoin The Official Language Movement

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Casey Sonksen May 6, 2010 CheckPoint: The Official Language Movement Politics 1. English language legislation gathers steam across the USA by William M. Welch http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-06-18-English-laws_N.htm In this article the author states that, as of June 2008, 30 states had passed laws stating that all official government communications must be conducted in English. People criticized these laws and amendments because they believed it sent a hostile message to anyone who wanted to immigrate to the United States. Others believe that requiring English to be used in the government will encourage immigrants to want to learn to speak English so that they can more easily assimilate into the American Culture. 2. The detrimental effects of English-only laws by Eva Rodriguez-Saenz http://unlvrebelyell.com/2009/02/26/the-detrimental-effects-of-english-only-laws/ The author of this article is against any English-only legislation. The author states that the arguments saying that English-only legislation will
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