Looking at the many reasons as to why people in other nations choose to immigrate into the United States (wars, famines, religious persecution, disease, etc…), I understand that the hope of freedom to live a better life when they get to America is their number one priority. The language barrier is usually among the least of their concerns. Yet once here, the immigrants quickly realize that it is of great importance in different areas of their life, especially in the areas of employment and education. Over the years, communities of settling foreigners have gone to court in order to fight for rights that would help them adapt better to their new American way of ...
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