Anti-Immigrant Group Highlights U.S. Bilingualism

465572381The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has released a new report based on recently-released Census Bureau data from the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS), showing that the number of people who speak a language other than English at home reached an all-time high of 61.8 million, up 2.2 million since 2010. The largest increases from 2010 to 2013 were for speakers of Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. One in five U.S. residents now speaks a foreign language at home.





    From the U.S. Census Bureau – – data, 20.5% of the population of the U.S. speaks at home a language other than English, a wonderful cultural gift that Immigrants bring to America. 17.1% of the folks living among us are Hispanics and their Language and Heritage has been a part of the United States since Spain founded its first in Florida, St. Augustine.

    In the case of Miami-Dade County Florida, latest U.S. Census Bureau – – data shows that 72.3% of its residents speak at home a language other than English, 65.6% are Hispanic and 19.0% Black or African American. 60.5% of business firms are owned by Hispanics.

    Indeed the diversity of cultures and of people that speak many different languages, was and is the essence of America since Discovery.

    Through the teaching of Modern Languages, our Educators and Public School Systems can prepare our children to graduate high school ready for success in college, career and life. A multilingual, well educated youth is our future in this XXI Century globalize world and economy in which they must compete.

    Thus the importance of Modern Language and Bilingual Education since before and from K-12 and in or Colleges and Universities.

    Thank you.

    October 8, 2014

  2. FROM: Mahasen At Tahir, Islamic Center, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

    Great !!
    It shows how the country is an open one.
    This is in my own opnion, what should be. Everyone should be free to choose where to live, regardless of culture, race, nationality or language. As long as there are three main things people share. Keeping in mind that this life is not eternal. Let people live a happy and a peaceful life where ever they want.

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