Every immigrant who comes to the United States — on a plane with papers or on a truck under cover of the night — knows that to succeed here one has to learn to speak English well. And for the most part, the idea that those people who speak, sing, watch TV, go to church and press 2 for Spanish do so because they can’t or don’t want to learn English is wrong. The few exceptions marginalize themselves.

The rest of us understand or are somewhere in the complicated process of learning English. And every child growing up in the United States, even one in the local elementary school’s Spanish-speakers group, is immersed in English, the language of “Glee” and college football, of “Pumped Up Kicks” and LMFAO.

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