This is a cross-post from Immigration Talk With a Mexican American.
For all of you who promote “Official English” and who said this would never happen, here it is. A Judge has ruled “Learn English or Go To Jail!” The judge imposed this sentence on those here legally. As we move closer to a “Gestapo State,” even with no standards set, the judge says, “There’s no way young kids can be hurt by knowing how to read and write the English language.”
Learn English or Go to Jail!
By David Weiss Court Reporter
WILKES-BARRE – March 27, 2008
That’s the succinct directive Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. made as part of his sentence to four criminals on Tuesday. The defendants – Luis Reyes, Ricardo Dominguez, Kelvin Reyes-Rosario and Rafael Guzman-Mateo – all needed translators when they appeared in court to plead guilty to criminal conspiracy to commit robbery.