This English Only Ad Tries To Be Sarcastic But It's Just Racist

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham is the first target of a new broadcast ad campaign from an anti-immigration reform group with reported ties to the white nationalist movement.

The minute long radio ad campaign by ProEnglish, comes at a particularly bad time for opponents of comprehensive reform: last week the Heritage Foundation was forced to sack a researcher for his racially tinged comments about Latinos and there are growing questions about the anti-reform movement’s connections to radical population growth groups.

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  • commented 2013-05-17 08:13:42 -0700
    we all need to get off our couch and learn a 2nd language
  • commented 2013-05-16 15:49:03 -0700
    My grandparents were legal immigrants. They spoke no English. Neither did my father, who was born here in the grand USA. He learned in Kindergarten and then went home and taught his parents. I found the ad really insulting.
  • commented 2013-05-16 14:41:55 -0700
    Staged and insulting. Also, I remember growing up in an area of the country where the older people from the “old country” spoke any number of languages other than English as their native tongue. How beautiful was that and how it adds to our rich tapestry here. Some of those people also knew English and some didn’t… it varies greatly with what ease anyone can actually learn a second language (a 3rd, 4th and 5th come much easier). That diversity of sound and everything that went along with it IS one of the things that I love about this country.
  • commented 2013-05-16 14:17:03 -0700
    (Gusty sigh) Yes, staged and yes, an ethnic slur. The vast majority of the children of immigrants, with or without documents, become fluent in English. Non-Hispanic immigrants to where I live, West Michigan, came at a time when they were hustled into the lumber industry and furniture factories, foundries and auto plants. It was absolutely necessary for them, and they were helped, to learn English, just as all pilots and F1 race car drivers and their crews must and do. A lot of Hispanic people had the border moved on them! Most of the West was originally Spanish-speaking. Now, if you are one of a crew of all Spanish speaking farmworkers, you have no time and no need to learn another language. In our isolation, far too many English speakers are just PROUD of being mono-lingual while most of the world is not. They have no idea what a hard language it is to learn, and I don’t see many volunteering to teach English for free, which is the way they learned it.
  • commented 2013-05-16 13:38:22 -0700
    Dude. First, this is totally staged. Second, I’d guess all recent immigrants to the US probably want to learn English cause not knowing it is really limiting. And third, I don’t see the problem w ppl speaking Spanish as their first language. For intricate paperwork type documents, it’s better for everyone if they are thoroughly understood by all. Even if you know a language, it’s a fact you will understand contract-like language better in your native tongue. WTF. You guys are just angry little haters.
  • commented 2013-05-16 13:27:57 -0700
    “I was asked to translate this from an illegal immigrant.” BUSTED Any translator knows documents are translated speech is interpreted.Clearly the “translator” was only reading the prepared text of another prepared text from an “illegal immigrant”. Just more of the same tripe from the xenophobic folks of the racist ProEnglish