Immigration Reform Should Stipulate English as Official Language

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By JAVIER MANJARRES

rubio cuba demcracy pacLast January, Senator Marco Rubio’s and his ‘Gang of 8’  U.S. senators set forth a ‘statement of principles’ as the framework for a potential immigration reform bill that could surface as early as April or May of this year.

The bipartisan effort identified several conditions that illegal immigrants must meet in order for them to be able to eligible to receive a “pathway to citizenship” in the United States.  Included in the criteria for illegal immigrants who chose to come forward and declare themselves are the requirements to pay a fine, back taxes and learn English.