Friday, November 30, 2007

New citizens fall short on English test

New citizens fall short on English test - - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper
Only about half of Hispanic immigrants who have earned U.S. citizenship can speak English well or even somewhat well, a new study has found, even though the citizenship test usually requires immigrants to demonstrate English proficiency.

The Pew Hispanic Center's study also found most Hispanic immigrants overall [-] U.S. citizens, legal immigrants and illegal aliens — don't speak English in their homes or at their workplace, though their children do.

Pew examined years of polling and found just 52 percent of Hispanic naturalized citizens speak English well or pretty well.

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