American Thinker- A disheartening statistic from the Center for Immigration Studies. According to CIS, half of residents in the top five U.S. cities do not speak English at home. Sixty-seven million people are severely handicapped in American society because they haven’t learned English. That’s double the number from 27 years ago.
Among the top findings from the Center for Immigration Studies report:
- In 2017, a record 66.6 million U.S. residents (native-born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants [sic]) ages five and older spoke a language other than English at home. The number has more than doubled since 1990, and almost tripled since 1980.
- As a share of the population, 21.8 percent of U.S. residents speak a foreign language at home – roughly double the 11 percent in 1980.
- In America’s five largest cities, 48 percent of residents now speak a language other than English at home. In New York City and Houston it is 49 percent; in Los Angeles it is 59 percent; in Chicago it is 36 percent; and in Phoenix it is 38 percent.
- In 2017, there were 85 cities and Census Designated Places (CDP) in which a majority of residents spoke a foreign language at home. These include Hialeah, Fla. (95 percent); Laredo, Texas (92 percent); and East Los Angeles, Calif. (90 percent). Perhaps more surprisingly, it also includes places like Elizabeth, N.J. (76 percent); Skokie, Ill. (56 percent); and Germantown, Md., and Bridgeport, Conn. (each 51 percent). keep reading