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  •  English language ability is REQUIRED for (1+ / 0-)
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    citizenship applications, BTW.  There are exceptions for older folks, but it is required.  NO SUCH REQUIREMENT for LPR status, however.

    Mix the blood and make new people!

    by Yonkers Boy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:43:39 PM PDT

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    •  oh I know (1+ / 0-)
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      I also know that it's possible to get a waiver.  I know an old Somali woman who was granted a waiver.. made no sense to try to force her to learn English.

      My wider point is that we all ought to be bilingual... I'm not offended by requiring it of immigrants, it's just that what's good for an immigrant is good for a native-born citizen.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:48:59 PM PDT

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