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    Programs focus on illiterate immigrants

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before Bob Jansen can teach English to the adult immigrants in his lowest-level class, he has to show about a quarter of them how to hold a pencil.

    Adult education teachers like Jansen are finding themselves starting from scratch as uneducated immigrants and refugees from conflict regions of Africa and rural areas of Mexico and Central America flock to the United States.

    An estimated 400,000 legal and 350,000 illegal immigrants are unable to read or write even in their native language, according to a July 2007 report from the Migration Policy Institute, an independent Washington think tank.

    "It takes a lot of patience to teach this class," said Jansen, an instructor at the Don Bosco Community Center.

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    immigrants are allowed to be illiterate in New Zealand so long as they bring money 10 thousand dollars i think it was, its so hard to get food from those people i had to ask this asian man five times for fish and chips but he still managed to stuff up my order
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    I'm sure these illiterate people are a real boost to our economy eyes:
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    if they are cannnot speak english or a Euro language not entry i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvanus View Post
    if they are cannnot speak english or a Euro language not entry i think
    Spanish is a European language.

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    my comment for that was more for blacks,turks and asians
    good observation none the less
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvanus View Post
    if they are cannnot speak english or a Euro language not entry i think
    Try 'must speak English' period. That will keep the trashy elements from former communist countries out as well. Most people from Germanic countries either already speak English or can learn it fairly easily.
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    It cannot be expected of immigrants to benefit society if they can barely fill out a job application. Immigrants shouldn't be here if they can't speak English, but being America, we're forced to inconvenience ourselves for some Spanish-speaking illiterates and the rest of the world, never mind the language of the Declaration of Independence and other documents which have shaped our very nation. Not having an official language allows our borders to be penetrated, and our culture eroded. Illegals aren't receiving social services? Yeah, right.

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