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December 20, 2004
U.S. Navy Site Indicates That Multilingualism Has Gone Far Off Course
In another example of language policy gone amok, the United States Navy is providing a website that attempts to recruit Hispanics through a Spanish-la ...

December 17, 2004
New Report Examines Nationwide Differences in Acquisition of English
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new analysis of census data released today by the U.S. English Foundation demonstrates the different rates at which immigran ...

December 9, 2004
Congress Passes Legislation to Limit Multilingual Highway Signs
The United States government took a stand against the possibility of enormous highway signs featuring instructions in hundreds of languages by passing ...

November 3, 2004
"Official English must be enacted before another four years pass"
"On behalf of the 1.8 million members of U.S. English, Inc., I'd like to congratulate President Bush on his re-election. The President has been lauded ...

October 29, 2004
Poorly Translated Ballots Could be “Hanging Chad” of 2004 Election
In yet another example of government-endorsed multilingualism gone awry, election officials in San Diego County, Calif., are recalling more than 8,000 ...

October 20, 2004
Official Multilingualism Creates 'Sign Language' Dilemma
The prospective cost of government multilingualism took an attention-grabbing turn in Toronto on Monday when a judge ruled that because a "No Left Tur ...

October 13, 2004
Official English Support Passes Exclusive Milestone
With the addition of Rep. Ed Royce [R-CA] to a list of bi-partisan allies of official English, H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act, now has the s ...

September 17, 2004
"You Have Made the Greatest Nation in the World Even Stronger"
September 17 is a memorable day for all Americans, not only because it serves as a reminder that many of us have an immigrant past, but because it is ...

August 17, 2004
U.S. English Chairman
Questions Vilsack's Flip-Flop

In two widely circulated reports, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack was quoted telling an audience at the Democratic Convention that he wants a Democratic leg ...

August 12, 2004
U.S. English Chairman Hails
Slow Death of Bilingual Education

Within the past two weeks, headlines from major newspapers around the nation have highlighted the success of the immersion approach in teaching Englis ...

August 4, 2004
Gov. Vilsack announces Secret Plan to Reverse Official English Law
On Tuesday, Des Moines Register political columnist David Yepsen reported that Governor Tom Vilsack gave a private address to the Democratic Conventio ...

July 14, 2004
N.Y.C.’s Bilingual Education: Still Crazy After All These Years
A report in Wednesday’s New York Times revealed that Latino parents in Brooklyn have joined together to protest their children’s perpetual ...

July 14, 2004
U.S. English, Inc. Hails Increased Focus on English in New Naturalization Test
U.S. English, Inc. today saluted the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) for its efforts to make a redesigned U.S. citizen test more indicati ...

July 7, 2004
Diversity Still Reigns in the U.S. - One Common Language Holds it Together
A stunning map indicative of the diversity of the United States was recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, noting how the United States maintain ...

June 21, 2004
Gov. Vilsack Deserves Commendation, Not Controversy, for Official English Bill
Following a spate of recent murmurings in political circles, the Associated Press reported that Tom Vilsack would likely be scrapped as a potential ru ...

June 10, 2004
Mexican Trucking Case Could Signal Danger for U.S. Families
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. English, Inc. is raising concerns that allowing Mexican trucks to ply U.S. roads will have tragic results unless more is done t ...

June 7, 2004
U.S. English, Inc. Mourns Passage of Former President Ronald Reagan
On March 24, 1987, President Ronald W. Reagan sent a letter of greeting to U.S. English members gathering in Philadelphia. Below is the text from that ...

May 10, 2004
Colorado Legislature Tells Congress, “Pass Official English”
A resolution that calls upon the federal government to pass legislation affirming the common thread of English was enacted by both chambers of the Col ...

May 10, 2004
U.S. English, Inc. Chairman Responds to Gov. Ehrlich’s Comments
On his weekly radio program on WBAL, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr. emphasized the importance of English for immigrants to the United States. T ...

May 7, 2004
U.S. English, Inc. Chairman Responds to Maryland Language Controversy
On Thursday, Hispanic leaders blasted Maryland Comptroller Donald Schaefer for comments he made regarding the limited English proficiency of fast food ...

April 30, 2004
Official English Constitutional Amendment Offered In Congress
Aiming to unite all residents of the United States under one common language, Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) introduced a Constitutional Amendment that woul ...

April 29, 2004
Colorado Legislative Committee Urges Passage of Official English
A measure to affirm the Colorado State Legislature’s support of making English the official language of the United States was approved by an 8-3 ...

April 8, 2004
D.C. Government Enters ‘Shameful Era of Multilingualism’
U.S. English, Inc. strongly opposes recent action by the Washington D.C. city council to require translators at 22 city agencies and appoint a citywid ...

March 24, 2004
English Immersion Golden for California Students
For the second consecutive year, English language learners in California have made incredible gains on language proficiency tests, showing the nation ...

March 18, 2004
Language Barrier Issues Derail Justice in Colorado
Due to a mistranslated Miranda warning, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Monday that prosecutors could not use incriminating statements against Dag ...

March 15, 2004
Backroom Legislative Maneuver Torpedoes W. Va. Official English Bill
On Mar. 13, 2004, West Virginia House of Delegates Committee Chairman Jon Amores used his committee chairmanship to stop legislation that would have m ...

March 10, 2004
The Trouble with Translations and Timing
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The problem of limited English proficiency was brought to the forefront last week when just 17 people showed up to Washington D.C.& ...

February 24, 2004
Multilingual Ballots Mandated in All English Speaking Town
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The era of forced multilingual ballots hit a new low when the town of Briny Breezes, Fla. was forced to print election notice ...

February 23, 2004
What Now For English Language Learners?
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. English, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest citizens action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of Englis ...

February 19, 2004
West Virginia Official English Legislation Passes Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. English, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the Englis ...

February 2, 2004
Not Guilty By Reason of Limited English Proficiency
In a terrifying blow to the future of law enforcement and criminal proceedings, Bucks County [Pa.] prosecutors were forced to drop drug charges agains ...

January 29, 2004
Congress needs to focus on U.S. citizens, not illegal aliens
Congress must stop discussing silly amnesty plans and focus on the needs of the people who elected them. At a time when millions of American citizens ...

January 26, 2004
Wide Majority of Americans Support Passage of Official English
Americans continue to support making English the official language of the United States according to a nationwide poll released today by U.S. English, ...

January 14, 2004
Language Growth Continues in the United States
U.S. English, Inc. research has found that despite the critical need for a single common language, more and more government agencies are running in th ...

January 8, 2004
A United America Can Do Better Than Bush Amnesty Plan
As a legal immigrant from Chile, I am outraged at the President’s thinly veiled attempt to cater to certain nationalities with a guest worker pr ...

January 7, 2004
Illegal Alien Amnesty Plan – Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Congress should reject any Bush administration proposal to grant amnesty to the estimated eight million illegal aliens living in the United States. Su ...


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