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No, but it should be made a priority to offer them the opportunity to learn it. 6 years ago from a Green in Potwin, KS
Circumstances will dictate the immigrants learning English. Unfortunately, by the second and third generation no one speaks the heritage language any longer. What's the problem!. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Tempe, AZ
They should not be required but they should be able to speak fluently enough to the point of being able to converse with others. Just as immigrants must learn English, Americans must learn other languages also. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Charlotte, NC
Not unless the US makes English its official language. If that happens then yes. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Lewisburg, PA
If they want to work here and make a home here, they should need to have some path to learn English. It's great to celebrate diversity, but without a minimum level of common understanding (language) it's difficult for societies to function. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Coyote, CA
Yes, and demonstrate fluency to earn citizenship. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Candler, NC
Yes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services AND offer free / affordable English courses. 6 years ago from a Republican in Lexington, VA
If they seek U.S. citizenship, they should still be required to be conversant and capable of reading and writing in English. Otherwise, they should be encouraged to learn English and have available resources that they can access. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Newcastle, WY
They should be given a reasonable amount of time to learn English well-enough to fully participate in the American way of life. Of course, some native English-speakers can barely do that. However, learning English indicates a desire to become a part of... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Absolutely. This country used to be a melting pot where the different cultures "alloyed" to become a strong hybridized society. Now immigrants seem to want to come , but keep their own cultures and this is dividing this countrymaking everything... 6 years ago from a Republican in Brentwood, NY
Yes learn our language and have a sponsor to enter the USA. 6 years ago from a Republican in Largo, FL
Yes, but allow for a period of learning to become able to read and speak English effectively. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Eureka, IL
It should be their choice. If I were to move to a foreign country I would want to communicate so I would try to learn that language. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Franklin, TN
English is not the official language of the United States, so why should they be required to learn it?. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Elizabethtown, NY
No, But quit providing them translators at tax payer expense. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Rowlett, TX
The immigrants who have the most difficulty learning English are mothers with young children to care for. They may not have the opportunity to attend classes. Also, some people have an easy time learning a second language and others find it more... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Nedrow, NY
I think they should learn our language if they are to stay in our country and I think they should have affordable language courses available to all. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Ridgefield, WA
No, America does not have an official language. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Sergeant Bluff, IA