Debate over 'national' United States language hits streets of MorristownPosted: Updated:
(05/19/06) MORRISTOWN ? A move by the U.S. Senate to make English the official language of the United States has sparked debate among residents in Morristown.
Some residents in Morristown, which has a large Latino population, support the move. English-speaking immigrants say it is important to learn the language of whatever country you?re living in. Many immigrant advocates also support a move for Latinos to learn English. They believe the skill is essential for proper communication and job success in the U.S.
Despite some support, other people fear a movement to stop printing items in both English and Spanish in the U.S. Those who worry about the language restrictions say printing English-only items could lead to confusion and numerous misunderstandings.