He didn't say anything here that isn't already true.
Look at the quotation marks here...
Thats not the end of Severins anti-immigrant rants. Immigrants are leeches and their children, he warns, dont speak English, will retard schools, add to crime and spread disease. Amid all of this, Severin has the audacity to state, I dont mean to hype the story, the paper said.
I’ll bet dollars to donuts he never used the word “immigrants”. Bet he said “Illegals”.
You got that right.
Imagine dealing with a potential emergency involving people that don’t have a clue what you are saying. You get on the phone to someone who can interpret and the phone gets passed back and forth while time is a wasting. After things get worked out, the very people you are trying to help say through an interpreter that you should learn how to speak Spanish. Been there and done that, and I can say it really sucks.
I don’t live by the border. I live in the heartland of the USA. Maybe I missed the mandatory Spanish speaking requirement. What the heck have we become? It’s only a matter of time before someone gets sued because they responded to a situation and couldn’t communicate in Spanish or whatever language.
Agreed. I've worked in customer service types of jobs for years, and a few months ago, I had to take one in a place that deals with the general public in a utility company. Before, I dealt with bankers, attorneys, realtors, medical supply offices, doctors, etc. all who were happy to speak English with me, and had to get jobs where that was necessary.
Now, anybody and everybody calls in where I work, and while I'm more than happy to get an interpreter on line, I started encountering those Spanish-speakers who feel that having an interpreter is not good enough for them (I'm sure my company spends a fortune to provide this for the lazy bastards) and who want to talk to a Spanish-speaking person. I have a Cuban friend who sits in the cube across from me, and he's generally willing to take them, but even he shakes his head about people who won't learn English in America.
I have to say, the experience has made me much more in favor of English-only in our society.