US Republican Strives To Make English Official Language In USA

The Republican Congressman Steve King is working hard to make English the official language of the United States of America. He is striving to get a bill passed which will make an English language requirement obligatory for work places and have official government functions carried out in the English language.

King is apparently concerned that the US Immigration Services is currently conducting its naturalization ceremonies in foreign languages, although the Agency denies this.

Immigration activists are against the idea as they say that making English the official language of the USA will marginalise the country’s immigrant populations. The President of Immigration Works USA which is an organisation committed to comprehensive immigration reform says, “When you start saying English is the official language and there is no room at all, you start saying ‘We don’t want you’.

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