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Congressman Gives His Statement In Spanish At Hearing For English-Only Bill

By Amanda Peterson Beadle

"Congressman Gives His Statement In Spanish At Hearing For English-Only Bill"


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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) pushed for his colleagues to approve his bill that would make English the nation’s official language during a hear about the measure today. Immigration activists argue that it would isolate immigrant communities, but King claimed the English-only bill was necessary for national unity, which “is where our strength is.” But before King could argue that “our language is getting subdivided,” Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) offered his statement — in Spanish — to make the point that the U.S. always has been a multilingual nation. Watch part of Conyers statement:

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