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Letters: Resistance to English language is problem

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Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 6:00 pm

Much of the resentment of Americans (and other legal foreign citizens) toward Spanish-speaking immigrants comes not from the TV media-sales “color issue” but from their reluctance to learn and use the English language as soon as possible to become successful certified citizens.

Every city has its many ethnic neighborhoods where people can teach their children to celebrate their ancestors’ customs and heritage as part of their necessary American education.

Unfortunately, it has been a 200-year history of resistance to accept the fact that the Southwest belongs to America, NOT Mexico. The growing demands of Spanish speakers to expect accomodation of their language, to better serve them in some states, and meet their needs (employed or not) have become the essence of today’s problems.

Higher taxes for special schools and medical needs drain federal, state, city and charity institutions to support those who believe the “land of the free” means U.S. borders are open to them. This must come to an end.

C.L. Schrieks, Mesa

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