How do you figure that? I don't recall a law to that effect.
You need to get out more often. It is done in English, Spanish, French
Japanese and many other languages.
BTW, how do you feel about Native American languages. It was there
country long before the English came.
It does?? How? I had one kid working for me some years ago who could
speak 5 languages well. He was screwed up, but I assure you it had nothing
to do with language.
The "fact" is that the best time to learn language is from birth to age
8-ish, although some people have a unique knack for it for their entire
lives. New languages can be a bitch to learn, and lame attitudes toward
immigrants don't help at all. The best way to learn is through immersion -
being dumped right into a new language environment where you have no choice.
Just the facts. If you doubt them, call your nearest school and ask to speak
to an experienced speech therapist. You won't do that, though.
crap up to try and win a point. We have many Mexicans working down here
doing landscaping. I have invited families to break bread with us. I have
given them clothes, used and new. I bring out drinks when they are working
in our community. Who the hell do you think you are to tell me I don't like
If you can't communicate with people,then you can't understand them,cannot
come to common ground.
Just get in a collision with a person who speaks no English,how can you
determine if they are hurt,or get DL and insurance data?
(if they have it at all,chances are that they won't.)
I've had to deal with enough Hispanics with little or no English.
Funny, that has never happened to me. I have never consider it a
problem when I have been in countries where I did not understand the local
language. I have always managed to get by.
I would be far more worried about getting in an accident with someone
who was high on something and while they might be a life long English
speaker, they can't communicate in any language. (Yea, that one did
happened to me)
How often has that happened to you? :-)
Really, you are stretching.
Non English speaking people place a huge burden on
hospital emergency rooms in California, Texas, Florida,
New York, Illinois, Arizona .... happens thousands of
times a day.
My personal experience involving a car accident. She
spoke prefect English when she asked to use my cell
phone. When the police arrived she 'claimed' not to
speak English. Later she delayed the insurance
investigators by 'claiming' not to speak English. Her
land lord only spoke English, her employer only spoke
English and her boy friend only spoke English.... go
Just walk into an emergency room in the USA. There are
notices posted in emergency rooms, concerning the
emergency care must be provided. It does not matter if
the facility is private or public, by law anyone that
walks through the door will be evaluated and possibly
treated by a doctor. In order to provide the level of
care mandated by law, hospitals pay a premium for
bilingual staff and translators. FWIW, in the past, my
wife was 'on call' to sign for the hearing impaired.
Does this make her a spy? :-)
On top of the language issues, many of the non English
speaking legal/illegal immigrants do not have the cash
or insurance to pay for the care that must be provided
... you and I, the tax payers, end up footing their
bill and our own.
Many English speaking patients don't have the cash or insurance either.
Eight weeks ago, I didn't. We're going to need to see some stats to back up
your claims that within the set of people without cash or insurance, the
subset that doesn't speak English is a major one.
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