Essay on Globalization and population

Submitted By rdavis5
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There are some variation of English-only laws in the law books, with this in mind, is it feasible to impose English-only laws in the USA? Why or why not?
Which states are you most surprised to see have English-only laws?
The English-only movement has been a topic of interest in the United States for many years. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt once stated that, "We have room for but one language in this country, and that is the English language."
In May, 2006, The U.S. Senate voted on two separate changes to an immigration bill. This amended bill recognized English as a "common and unifying language" and gave contradictory instructions to government agencies on their individual obligations for non-English publications.
Later, in March of March 2012, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was criticized greatly by his own Republican delegates from Puerto Rico, when he publicly took the position that Puerto Rico should be required to make English its primary language as a condition of statehood. With the U.S. and world both becoming more globalized, I do not think it is feasible for the U.S. to impose English-only laws. I personally believe that individuals come to America to build a better life for their family and themselves, and each person comes from a different walk of life, bringing with thems their own culture, customs and beliefs, which truly makes America a melting pot of cultures.
The state that I am most surprised to see have English-only laws is…