Declaring English as the national language does it effect illegal immgration?

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    There were several entry level positions I applied for, and although I satisfy all the requirement except you guessed it, being bilingual as Spanish being a second language I did not qualify or at least passed up due to the demographics of the people my hospital deals with. This got me thinking on a wide range of issues regarding illegal immigration, which leads me to not support illegal immigrants whether from Mexico or Africa, nor give any immigrants who come here amnesty.

    I currently work at a hospital in southern California which services everyone and majority of our clients are of latino descent. Majority speak english as a second language and majority have no social security number. What bothers me is that American society caters to illegal immigrants from employing grass cutters to, housekeepers I personally feel that we are all guilty in some way but I wonder if making English as the nation's main language would change illegal immigration?
     
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    No, since any such law would be struck down as un-Constitutional.
     
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    Actually one of the requirements for becoming an American citizen is the that the applicant can read, write, and speak basic English (age or disability may allow exemption of this requirement).

    Unfortunately, the government has totally ignored the Federal mandate and has instead
    condescended to the the demands of illegal immigrants who have no desire to learn English.

    This country has sacrificed its heritage and culture on the altar of political expediency. We will pay a price.
     
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    It would not stop illegal immigration and it would not have gotten you those jobs.
     
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    Not necessarily.
     
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    That requirement is still enforced. What are you talking about?
     
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    How so? Care to elaborate further on your comment?
     
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    Probably not at all.

    In my view, the official English thing is about having one language of the bureaucracy.

    You want the benefits of the American socialistic welfare state, you can learn to fill out the forms and communicate in the lingo of the land.
     
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    Simply declaring English the official national language would not remove the reasons why illegal immigrants come here. And there are a great many US citizens and legal residents who speak Spanish as their primary means of communication. There are also many companies that do business internationally and have specific language needs for certain positions. The reason why biligualism in Spanish and English was a requirement for the position for which you applied would not magically go away if English were formally made the official national language.
     
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    Most states have english as their official language. I prefer to leave it to them.
     

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