Wells official language

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The melting pot we call the United States of America wants your tired and your poor, but they only want you to speak English. Many states have adopted English as the official language (Schaefer, 2006). Some even went as far as prevent businesses from conducting business in any other language than English. It is felt that business with the government should be conducted only in English, and that those that wished to live in the U.S. should learn what lawmakers consider the English language. The ACLU of Florida opposes the “English Only” law citing that it deprives the rights of non -English proficient speaker. Those who are over 50 or who have been in the U.S. for 20 years or more are not required to prove English literacy to go through the naturalization process to become an American citizen (English Only). The law would inhibit elderly immigrants from communicating with the government.
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Unformatted text preview: The current movement, which states that English be the official and only language used in the United States, influences the education of minority children, their families, and educators working with them. Requiring English only insults the heritage of many early settlers that were here long before the English speakers. The movement promotes racism and biases (Lu, 1998). English Only . (n.d.). Retrieved 8 12, 2011, from ACLU: http://www.aclufl.org/take_action/download_resources/info_papers/6.cfm Lu, M.-Y. (1998, 1). English-Only Movement: Its Consequences on the Education of Language Minority Children . Retrieved 2011 11, 8, from bNet : http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_pric/is_199800/ai_3106421225/ Schaefer, R. T. (2006). Racial and Ethnic Groups Tenth Edition. Prentice-Hall....
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