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Taiwan to Make English an Official Language

Taiwan will make English an official language beginning next year in an attempt to help citizens pursue opportunities abroad, Premier William Lai announced this week.

Taiwan company bows to China after boycott threat

DACA Amnesty, Chain Migration Threatens English as Primary U.S. Language

In 2012, researchers at the Nigerian Ahmadu Bello University studied the importance of a common language on a nation. The study ultimately concluded that a national language brings national unity, while also serving as an equalizer for a nation’s differing groups.

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Poll: English Patriotism Is on the Rise

English patriotism is on the rise, with increasing numbers of people identifying as solely English rather than British, a survey has found.

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Dec. 18: UN’s “International Migrants Day”

Although one of President Bill Clinton’s last “accomplishments” on the cusp of leaving office 16 years ago was rallying the international community to establish “International Migrants Day,” Brexit and election of Donald Trump mark the beginning of a new nationalism.

MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 11: Supporters of the right-wing populist group Pegida, holding a placard "Merkel muss weg" ('Merkel Off') march on January 11, 2016 in Munich, Germany. Pegida and other right-wing activists have been quick to latch on to the New Year's Eve sex attacks in Cologne. Over 100 …

Yale Students: Shakespeare is Better Than Maya Angelou, Honestly

Australia’s national women’s soccer team – hotly tipped for a medal at the Rio Olympics – has  been thrashed 7-0 by a team of under-15-year-old boys. Students at Yale University have petitioned their English Department for a change of curriculum. They

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Feds Release ‘Citizenship’ Video in Spanish, English

The Obama administration is encouraging the 8.8 million eligible lawful permanent residents to become U.S. citizen with efforts aimed at raising awareness about the process and pressing more immigrants to naturalize. The citizenship agency released two versions of a video: one in English and one in Spanish.

A new U.S. citizen holds an American flag during a naturalization ceremony in July. An Arizona law will require graduating high school seniors to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship.

Report: Half Of Immigrants In The U.S. Have Limited English Proficiency

“Compared to the English-proficient population, the LEP population was less educated and more likely to live in poverty,” the Migration Policy Institute reports. “Employed LEP men in 2013 were more likely to work in construction, natural resources, and maintenance occupations than English-proficient men, while LEP women were much more likely to be employed in service and personal-care occupations than English-proficient women.”

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Rubio Affirms He’ll End Obama’s Executive Amnesty; Univision Interview Mistranslated

In a Spanish language interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision’s Al Punto show, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) discussed immigration policy, affirming his longstanding objection to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. Part of the Ramos interview with Rubio aired on Wednesday and the full interview is scheduled to air on Sunday.

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