La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    If someone cannot be bothered to learn to speak and understand English, they do not deserve to be a citizen of the U.S.A.

    Deafness or other medical conditions can be considered as exemptions.

  2. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Last time I checked, (1 minute ago) the USA does not have an official language.

  3. pathfindercec

    pathfindercec said, about 3 years ago

    @Ryan (Say what now‽)

    It is true that there is no requirement for English language skills …. HowEVER … English being the most commonly spoken language here, it seems to me that the ability to speak and understand it would be a major asset for anyone wanting to improve their lot in life.
    Try to find a one percenter who can’t use English effectively.

  4. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    that way he can garner more white votes, since his name already snags the hispanic vote

  5. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, about 3 years ago

    Try living in another country that doesn’t use English as its language and start demanding all the concessions we give foreign language speakers in this country. Let me know how that works out for you.

  6. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Well said rmacprivate. There is also the trouble when you allow multiple languages to be mandated in government, it’s called Balkanization of the country. Present day immigrants should take a clue from the immigrants of the late 1800s and early 1900s. They spoke their native languages and had their own newspapers in their own communities with no interference from the government. As their children learned the English language the need for these faded away, and the subsequent generations became more and more prosperous instead of remaining mired in poverty by refusing to join society.

  7. senigma

    senigma said, about 3 years ago

    The immigrant experience has been hugely successful for the US. Not knowing English has never be a requirement nor particularly an impediment. Xenophobia has, unfortunately, been a constant. Look back to what was being sad and written about earlier waves of immigrants; the Irish, the Italians. Immigration is and always has been a net gain for the nation.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Not for lack of trying. At least as far back as Theodore Roosevelt, there are those who demanded one race, one, flag, one language for the USA. (Nordic or Aryan of course and English.)

  9. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, about 3 years ago

    I teach ESL in Mexico. Have had a great career so far and have had a lot of fun and trouble learning Spanish!!!! Suffering from the over 40 syndrome!!

  10. cipactli77

    cipactli77 said, about 3 years ago

    If Rubio wants an English only rule, why did he give the answer to the president’s State of the Union Address in Spanish? And two, why doesn’t he change his name to Mark Blonde?

  11. water_moon

    water_moon said, about 3 years ago

    My great grand mother came to America “because the streets are paved with gold” she sank ankle deep in the mud when she stepped off the ship.
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    She learned to speak English from sending her sons to school and having them teacher her, but she never spoke it well. To this day, Illinois has the DL test in Polish.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You can thank NAFTA for much of the reason people in poorer countries come here at least in the Americas.

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