TOEFL as a requirement for immigration

There’s too much “family” going on with a proprietary entrance exam as a requirement for immigration and naturalization. And that is “crime family,” not “family” in a good way. I strongly dislike the image of the United States presented to foreigners (immigrants, guests, visitors, and others) by the multitude of byzantine government agencies, departments, and bureaucracies: labor gangs of government employees run amok pushing paper in the office. It makes the United States appear Communist, even insofar as the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

A major sticking issue is Spanish. I myself speak very little if any Spanish at all, but it is a major world language, adequate in many practical senses for employment, business, and day-to-day life in many areas of the U.S., especially the Southwest, including California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. People have lawyers and interpreters if they need English, and honestly it can’t be that hard to learn English as needed to communicate with others without official examination requirements.

Spanish-language Communist Party propaganda from South American drug lords and Mexican drug cartels is very prevalent in the United States, and particularly pernicious and devastating to conservatives and others with a point of view of “family values.” Such political propaganda needs to be effectively rebutted in the language in which it is communicated in the first place, rather than denying its existence by a head-in-the-sand English-only policy.

Furthermore, there are many Native American (and Alaskan) languages, with relatively few speakers, which nonetheless need some “official” recognition on par with English, if only to enable such languages to be used, published, propagated, and preserved outside a narrow context of private home or tribal and family living.

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