California Grants U.S. Citizenship to Woman that Can't Read, Write or Speak English
America is not merely a country, but a land of ideals. A place where the best and brightest would flock to so they could pursue their ambitions knowing that their freedoms would always be protected. In that sense, America was built by generations of immigrants that sought freedom of opportunity, not hand-outs.
Sadly, that era has long since passed us. Today, the American dream is less about self-sufficiency and more about figuring out ways to make everyone else accommodate your needs.
From NBC San Diego:
An utterly useless immigrant, in essence, becomes an utterly useless American citizen. Whereas once-upon-a-time immigrants came to America knowing they would have to earn everything they have, Mendez instead spends two decades in the U.S. depending on others to translate everything for her.
Why, in the 20 years she has spent in this country, has Mendez been unable to learn how to read, write or speak English? The answer is simple: because she doesn't want to, not when everything can be twisted to accommodate her needs.
In the end, Mendez is rewarded with citizenship in a country where she will continue to be virtually unemployable and a burden to U.S. taxpayers.
The entire story reads like a piece out of The Onion. Insecurity does not cause a person to refuse to learn the language of the majority — sheer arrogance does. Sadly, it seems that Mendez is not an exceptional case — a full third of immigrants granted citizenship cannot speak English. Accommodating non-English speakers costs U.S. tax payers over $114 million annually.
A Washington Examiner article from 2015 pointed out:
America is no longer the land of opportunity or home of the free. Instead, it has become the land of the hand-out and home of the free stuff.
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