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Resource ID: #15791
Subject: Immigration
Source: U.S. News & World Report
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Date: 25-Sep-95

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U.S. News & World Report asks, "Would making English the nation's official language unite the country or divide it?...As immigration, both legal and illegal, brings a new flood of foreign speech into the United States, a campaign to make English the nation's official language is gathering strength. According to a new U.S. News poll, 73 percent of Americans think English should be the official language of government... Like flag burning and the Pledge of Allegiance, the issue is largely symbolic.... But many Americans are feeling threatened by a triple whammy of growing economic uncertainty, some of it caused by foreign competition...."

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