Debate over 'national' United States language hits streets of Morristown

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(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.

 

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