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.Explore posts in the same categories: immigration, politics