Race remains the prime issue of leftists who use it daily as a club against their political enemies from Washington to Ferguson MO.
But as psychological identifiers go, language is more important. A person of any race can be a loyal and enthusiastic American, but someone who doesn’t speak English cannot be, because non-English speakers remain [...]
When National Public Radio covers the thousands of illegal alien kids now expensively cluttering up the nation’s classrooms, it likes to emphasize the sob story hook of gang violence in Central America. So when the diverse kiddies end up in New Orleans, there is some irony, since the Crescent City is known for violent crime. [...]
The boilerplate Associated Press story about schools struggling to cope with illegal alien children dumped on them had little to recommend it, except for a fascinating new category of language instruction: Accelerating Preliterate English Language Learners (A.P.E.L.L) which appeared in a caption only.
AP caption: “In this photo taken Sept. 11, 2014, teacher Lori Ott, center, [...]
The new Census release informs us that a record 41.3 million foreign-born persons reside in the United States as of 2013, comprising 13.1 percent of the population, the highest proportion in 93 years.
In another sign of growing diversity, the WSJ on Sept. 24 reported Limited English Limits Job Prospects: Study Finds 1 in 10 Working-Age [...]
The federal government continues to redistribute illegal alien children around the country where local schools are forced to pay for their special extended needs beyond mere classroom education. A recent estimate from FAIR puts the price tag at $761 million for this school year, but that amount does not include a myriad of associated costs.
In May, I reported hopefully about the California capitol city taking steps to improve its taxi service: Sacramento Requires Diverse Taxi Drivers to Speak English — Protests Follow.
Complaints had been accumulating about unpleasant smells emitted from diverse drivers and poor language skills, including one or two gripes per month from people who ended up at [...]
Life is easy for foreigners in America, where earlier assimilation standards are now considered mean-spirited. Liberal values mean immigration of various legality is all about newbie rights and nothing about their responsibility. These days the non-Americans hardly need knowledge of English to get their free stuff.
The medical field is already a free-fire zone for lawyers [...]
A week ago, I blogged about the Mayor of Lynn Massachusetts and her struggles to make her city budget work under the strain of hundreds of Central American children (Lynn, Massachusetts, ‘On the Brink’ from Dumped Illegal Alien Kid Costs). She has had to hire new staff to handle foreign kids, many of whom speak [...]
In six weeks Americans will find out how much their communities are affected by Obama’s open borders when schools open and citizens learn that hundreds (or thousands) of diseased, non-English-speaking children have been plopped in local classrooms by the feds.
Only a few towns (like Murrieta CA, Lawrenceville VA and League City TX) have told the government [...]
Who would have thought that the LA Times would dig up deportation data unfriendly to the administration and then plunk the graph on its Sunday front page? Unlikely, yet it did print a devastating chart:
The deportation figure would have been even more shocking had it been paired with a graph showing the kid surge over [...]
Just when you think Loonidiversofornia has gone completely off the rails, it surprises you with an act of sanity. Who knew it was possible?
Due to complaints from citizens who take taxis in Sacramento, the city council unanimously passed an ordinance with requirements spelled out for cab drivers, particularly an ability to speak English. The [...]
For years, Victor Davis Hanson has been reporting the demographic changes from Fresno County in central California. A favorite of mine is The Civic Education America Needs about the education experience he had in the early 1960s where his diverse school taught American values.
A recent spill from his bike put Hanson into the hospital, and [...]