Monday, December 22, 2008

From my Friend From Texas... its entirety:

Thursday, December 18, 2008

American naturalization ceremonies conducted in Spanish?

WTF? One of the requirements for American citizenship is "...applicants for naturalization must be able to read, write, speak, and understand words in ordinary usage in the English language." But that didn't deter an activist judge who abused his authority while administering the oath of citizenship to new immigrants.

Oath ceremonies Conducted in a Foreign Language

In one district with a large Spanish-speaking population, the judge administered the oath ceremony (introductions, directions, speech, artistic presentations, etc.) entirely in Spanish, with the exception of administering the oath itself in English and Spanish. A USCIS official polled the audience, by show of hands, to determine if every applicant present understood Spanish; despite the fact that several persons raised their hands indicating they did not speak Spanish, the presiding judge proceeded in Spanish. While certain waivers exist, no person is naturalized who cannot demonstrate an understanding of the English language.
Granting citizenship to non-English speaking individuals makes about as much sense as waiving the vision exam and driving test requirements for a drivers license.

The Center for Immigration Studies is trying to find the name of the judge in question, and recommends impeachment for such flagrant disregard for United States nationality law.

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