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Nor is expecting them to be functional in English, for the many occasions when they need to interact with their potential employers, the police, the staff at any social services office they may seek services from, or the hospital...or, for that matter, when they try to talk to someone who never expected that they would have to learn to be bilingual in a country where English is the dominant, (though never designated as official), language.
Mind, I'm not asking that they abandon their native language or other cultural traits (such as their cuisine or religion); indeed many of our immigrant ancestors came here not speaking English (Italians, Germans, for examples) but they learned out of necessity.
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