IT’S OFFICIAL – ENGLISH LANGUAGE OF THE U.S.
The Senate has agreed to make English the national language of the United States, but also adopted a milder alternative calling English the country’s "unifying language".
Which amendment ends up in the final version of an overhaul of U.S. immigration law will depend on negotiations with the House of Representatives.
Neither would bar the use of Spanish or other languages in government services.
The U.S. is in the middle of an impassioned national debate on immigration laws, with attention focused on the Mexican border.
Yesterday, a man driving a four-wheel drive vehicle was shot and killed in San Ysidro, California. Customs officers had tried to pull over the driver, who was suspected of people-smuggling.
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