Thursday, June 14, 2007

Oppose HR 997, the English Language Unity Act

The Inhofe Amendment's companion bill is now trying to get through the House under the English Language Unity Act, H.R. 997, to make English the official language of the United States.

The language of HR 997, the English Language Unity Act, is a little better than that found in the Inhofe Amendment.

HR 997 allows some flexibility in the execution of this policy, but the potential of these clauses being amended, excised or revised to language that works against refugees, immigrants and others makes it too difficult to support in good conscience.

There is enough within these bills to require opposition from those of us working in Southeast Asian refugee resettlement and other communities from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

You can examine the text of the English Language Unity Act yourself:

Opposing this bill continues to remain in the best interests of everyone.

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