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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Look at immigration from another angle. Feds say we need 150K new jobs a month to
    keep up with population growth. Then they welcome up to 100K legal immigrants a
    month. Mostly third-worlders with little or no job skills. It has been suggested that
    immigration be limited to 100K per year of their "best and brightest."

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoopyPaladin View Post
    I hear people talking about this subject all the time, and I'm just curious.

    Is it racist to ask immigrants to speak English (or whatever language the country they immigrated to speaks) when in public places?
    Are you American Indian?

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post

    They got here legally, so I assume we played a role. The two I know personally came here via the military. But that's not a large enough sample to draw any real conclusions. However, they couldn't speak English.
    Ahh. Different situation. Like during wartime maybe? That makes a big difference.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post

    Ahh. Different situation. Like during wartime maybe? That makes a big difference.
    Not our wars. But my point is there are a lot of reasons and ways this happens.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not our wars. But my point is there are a lot of reasons and ways this happens.
    But that's a different situation. It doesn't change anything I said. Immigrants knowing basic English skills helps them and us.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    But that's a different situation. It doesn't change anything I said. Immigrants knowing basic English skills helps them and us.
    Impractical to try and control more than we do. It s a general rule, but there are reasons it doesn't happen.

    And really, the hardship is more theirs than ours. Outside or some mild annoyance, it's no big deal for us.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Impractical to try and control more than we do. It s a general rule, but there are reasons it doesn't happen.
    Such as?

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Such as?
    I just gave you one. We also have rules for accepting Cubans. That's another.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I just gave you one. We also have rules for accepting Cubans. That's another.
    You're hilarious! You didn't give me one, other than wartime situation, no you didn't.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You're hilarious! You didn't give me one, other than wartime situation, no you didn't.
    There are wars and situations all over the world. It is one way they get here not speaking English, and in some numbers. All sorts of refugees. Like from Cuba for example. So, you do have a couple.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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