The Washington Examiner recently reported on a Luntz Global poll that revealed that Americans strongly believe that immigrants should know English.
The poll showed that respondents identified “actively integrating into American society and learning English” as descriptors of the types of individuals who should immigrate to the United States. 66% of respondents said that immigrants simply need to know conversational English to immigrate to the United States, and 11% of respondents believed that immigrants should be fluent in English.
In actuality, immigrants to our shores would be best served by immersing themselves in English and becoming proficient in English as quickly as possible. Fast-track English language immersion and proficiency will lead to greater professional and economic opportunities for immigrants and also will help them to culturally assimilate in the United States as speedily as possible.