The majority of foreign refugees that arrive in the USA every year cannot speak English even after they have lived in this nation for 5 years.
An annual report by the Office of Refugee Resettlement was analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies, and it showed the extent to which linguistic and cultural assimilation to life in the USA has failed for much of the refugee population.
The CIS analysis showed that 58% of refugees have “below basic” English skills even after they have lived in the USA for 5 years.
The CIS study also showed that only 14% of refugees have “proficient” English skills even after they have lived in the USA for 5 years.
According to Breitbart News, since 2008 the USA has permanently resettled more than 1.7 million foreign nationals and refugees, a number that is greater than the entire population of the city of Philadelphia.
The CIS study serves to underscore a key component of the mission, vision, and objective of ProEnglish, and that is to advocate for English language immersion, English language proficiency, and linguistic and cultural assimilation for all immigrants and refugees that come to our shores every year.