Saturday, December 9, 2006
www.breitbart.com has a crisp story about the link between the English-Only movement and anti-immigrant ordinances in many cities in the United States. Fed up with perceived federal government inaction on illegal immigration, a growing number of American towns are literally taking the law into their own hands adopting controversial and, some say, illegal legislation. From making English the official language of local government to banning foreign flags, more than 30 cities or municipalities across the country in recent months have adopted anti-immigrant measures. Click here for the story.
There long has been a link betweeen English-only and anti-immigrant activists. John Tanton, for example, has been a foundational leader of national organizations advocating English-only (U.S. English) and restrictionist laws and policies (Federation for American Immigration Reform).