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

(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

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2006, 12:24 AM

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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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