Dems drop requirement to learn English for amnesty


English-spoken-here sign

WND – July 3, 2016

In contrast to the traditional notion that immigrants should be required to learn the dominant language of a nation, the 2016 draft of the Democratic Party platform no longer recommends undocumented immigrants learn English as a condition of amnesty in the U.S.

In contrast, the 2012 version of the document included the need for comprehensive immigration reform, but specified undocumented immigrants should “get right with the law, learn English, and pay taxes in order to get on a path to earn citizenship.”

The 2008 Democratic Party platform was even more firm on requirements for citizenships, stating: “We support a system that requires undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, pay taxes, learn English, and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens.”