Monroe tries to serve Spanish-speakin...

Monroe tries to serve Spanish-speaking residents

There are 2 comments on the The Herald story from Feb 7, 2008, titled Monroe tries to serve Spanish-speaking residents. In it, The Herald reports that:

“I can tell they are really trying, but I don't really see more employment”

Hiller West, the city's community development director, landed a job with the city seven years ago. via The Herald

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dkoppy

Lynnwood, WA

#1 Feb 10, 2008
Unreal, since it is my tax dollars that is paying for this diversity, heres a novel idea why don't they learn the official language of the United States of America...English. I see many schools and classes that offer English as a second language. Why do we have to change to accomidate, shouldn't they, this is afterall our country not thiers.
Elizabeth LaZella

Harrisonburg, VA

#2 Feb 15, 2008
I am a Gold Bar resident
I am mixed on this idea. I have seen to many Mexican or other groups move in to the areas such as Monroe and it has been a nightmare. They put a lot of strain on the already meager resources without paying their dues of the taxation. I think if you are illegal get legal, if you are native speaking of a diffferent country, learn to speak English. After all if you moved to their country, we would have to obey all rules, speak their language and they do not change for us so why should we for them. The whole process is a shame, it is all right to come to this country to better yourself but do it legally, learn English, and start to blend in to our way and our country, we should not have to bend over backwards to help them. We have enough problems just maintaining our own citizens. Sorry but this is my way of thinking. I like diversity but sometimes it goes to far.

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