Texas State Senator Tells Immigrant Giving Testimony to Speak English!

Yup, the immigrant has been here 23 years and still hasn’t learned to speak English fluently enough to give his testimony without the aid of an interpreter. 

Evidently, he didn’t come here desiring to assimilate into American society, but instead, he came here to help put up road blocks targeting officials trying to stem the flow of illegal immigrants:

Texas Republican says it is ‘very insulting’ to use Spanish in his presence

 By Stephen Webster – RawStory.com

A man who gave testimony in Spanish before a Texas State Senate committee Monday was told by a Republican lawmaker that using his native tongue is “insulting” if he also knows how to speak English.

At about 2:17 into the video below, [Antolin Aguirre of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition] testifying against a controversial bill [SB 9] that seeks to ban so-called “sanctuary cities” by withholding state grant money is interrupted by state Sen. Chris Harris (R), who asks why the man is speaking in Spanish with the aid of a translator.

He responded in Spanish, and his translator said: “Spanish is his first language and since it’s his first time giving testimony he would rather do it in Spanish.”

“It’s insulting to us,” Harris snapped back, to voices of approval from the audience. “It’s very insulting, and it means if he knows English, he needs to be speaking in English.”

That’s when Sen. Kirk Watson (D) of Austin chimed in.

“Senators are also entitled to speak their personal point of view and may not be speaking for everybody else as well,” he said.

Dunt-di-dahhh!  Super Demonrat to the rescue! 

Naturally, Sen. Kirk Watson is opposed to the SB 9 bill banning sanctuary cities.  Of course, it is enablers just like Sen. Watson who shoulder a great deal of the responsibility for retarding Antolin Aguirre’s language development for the past 23 years.

The man then continued his testimony in Spanish. […]

Thereby, continuing to insult Sen. Chris Harris and everyone else who thinks 23 years is enough time for an immigrant of average intelligence to have mastered English well enough to effectively express his/her thoughts and ideas in English.

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7 Comments on “Texas State Senator Tells Immigrant Giving Testimony to Speak English!”


  1. So in order to communicate with ‘gonzalaz’ the US Senators either have to read, write and speak spanish or get a interpetor.

    IF those from mexico and other south american countries come to the USA they need to learn English or go home.

    No natural born American should be forced to speak ‘thier’ language when I have no use for it.

  2. CavMom Says:

    We have LEGAL Mexican immigrants LEGALLY working for our company. It is not mandatory for them to ever learn English. The owner however will grant raises, nor give promotions until said individual can communicate in English. He cannot send them out to a job site in any capacity but “helper” until they can communicate in English with our customers.

    They know this when hired and all have learned enough English to earn raises and respectable promotions. Until the Government insist the same respect, we will be stuck in a rut.

    *side note* have you seen the latest bit of insanity from Houston’s very own (hat to claim her) SJL? http://youtu.be/JBAmPxSI8bo

  3. CavMom Says:

    hate… hate… I guess I got caught up looking at her hair and subliminally left off the e.

  4. tgusa Says:

    There are two things you can do when you encounter European Spanish speaking individuals or groups in America. First, we can whisper to each other, that drives them absolutely crazy as they always think we are whispering about them, even though we are not. Second, speak our language as it should be, fast, yes, speak quickly with zero pidgin English. Even those who after 23 years and limited language skills cannot keep up, it sounds like gibberish to them but we understand each other completely.

    Nowhurrythehellupandstartdoingoneorboth.

  5. Leatherneck Says:

    The illegal alien invasion, and the moon god worshipers are here inside America to help change culture, not be Americans.

    This is part of a larger plan by Globaists/CFR types to expand the government plantation for votes to continue the destruction of America as we grew up knowing her.

    Treason.

  6. RALPH Says:

    THANK YOU, SENATOR HARRIS, FOR STANDING UP TO CULTURAL TERRORISM AND FOR NOT SURRENDERING OR “APOLOGIZING” LIKE THE COWARDS, TRAITORS, LUNDIES AND BIG GIRLS’ BLOUSES IN TUV OR THE SELF-LOATHING SNIVELING MISERABLE PATHETIC LIBTARDED ASSCLOWNS IN JACKSON, NEW YORK!!!!!!

    http://americaphile.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/sen-chris-harris-culture-war-hero

  7. tgusa Says:

    “Texas Republican says it is ‘very insulting’ to use Spanish in his presence. And he probably has a point. ater all, he lives in Texas not New York City!
    Stunning decision. FreeRepublic: U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that not just states but individuals have standing to challenge federal laws as violations of state sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. I have read that President JFK was once quoted,“The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy America’s freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizen’s of their plight.” Kennedy was assassinated 10 days later.
    Nearly fifty years have passed since high noon on Nov 22 1963, the battle has, perhaps, finally been joined, throughout our country.
    If you set the target attribute to “_blank”, the link will open in a new browser window/tab.


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