It’s out of control and must be fixed. America must remain a monolingual society. So-called bilingualism (aka foreigner language rules prevail) will balkanize this country faster than anything else.
The current employment depression and unfairness of the new paradigm indicate the wisdom of an immigration moratorium for several decades, at least.
No Spanish, No Job Says Conroe Woman, Fox Houston, By Greg Groogan, October 6, 2011
HOUSTON – These days Becky Cusak spends a lot of time around the house. Too much time.
“I was born and raised here in Texas and I’ve never had a problem finding a job before,” Cusak said.
Laid off more than a year ago from a construction company front office job, her ongoing effort to get back on a pay-roll has run into a barrier: a language barrier.
“I know what I’m doing. I can go and run your entire office with no problems at all, its just nobody wants somebody who can’t speak Spanish now,” she explained.
Fourteen months of job search futility has left this married mother of a teenage son with a sense of intense frustration.
“You have to be bilingual because they have customers who only speak Spanish,” she said.
Lots of customers.
Of the more than 1 million Hispanic adults in the greater Houston area, research indicates more than half speak little or no English and more than 60 percent were born outside the US.
While in no way anti-immigrant, Cusak believes their sheer numbers have succeeded in forcing their language on others.
“This is America. We speak English. It’s not fair to have a requirement that you have to speak another language to be able to work here,” she insisted.
With fairness in pretty short supply these days, she says she would jump at the chance of learning a new language if it would just guarantee a job.
“If someone gave me the opportunity, I would take it in a heartbeat and I know a few other people who would take it too,” she said with a smile.