Half of residents in top 5 US cities do not speak English at home

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.

Washington Examiner:

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

11 Comments on Half of residents in top 5 US cities do not speak English at home

  1. I know a Puerto Rican couple who both speak Spanish and English, and they have sadly accepted the fact that their kids do not want to learn or speak Spanish, at home or school.

    The only way to keep these language ghettoes going is through hyper-immigration. No amount of bilingual education and multicultural celebration will help until our culture is successfully Cloward-Piven overloaded.

  2. I would be excited if these homes were fluently bi-lingual.

    But, they are not — and they don’t want to be. …sigh.

    Make America a Tower of Babel, basket of victim groups again. …Lady in Red

  3. My wife came here from Russia (actually Kazakhstan) in 2004. Although she had studied English in college and had a basic knowledge of reading and writing it, her conversational English was very minimal. She’s a smart cookie and upon her arrival, she made it her mission to learn English as soon as possible and dedicated all of her time to that. I helped her in every that I could with enrolling her into the local university and other programs that taught English. I was very patient with her and had fun teaching her proper Texan English so that she wouldn’t be confused when people said things like “Be careful not to tump that over!” or “That fella is tighter than Dick’s hat band!” When she watched TV, she’d always have the caption option on so she could read what was being said. When she had been here one year, she got a job selling shoes at J. C. Penney’s so she could learn English by interacting with people. It helped a lot. When she had been here two years, she was ready to apply for jobs as an accountant which is her profession. She learned quickly and now works as an accountant for a large energy company. She has met people who have been in the US for twenty years or more that can barely order a meal in a restaurant and she thinks they are crazy. She speaks English all the time except when she is with her other Russian speaking friends or when she is angry with me. BLAT!

  4. In the Seattle area, Mexicans don’t just speak spanish at home, it’s their language of choice in public, too. And it’s not just Mexicans. I’m tired of going to Costco and feeling like I’m at a U.N. picnic.

  5. Democrats have made it so they don’t have to assimilate. They can transplant their barrios and other ghettos here and be paid to do it.


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