June 16, 2007

Department of Irony - Immigration into America

It seems that some Hispanics got their knickers into a bunch over Arnold Schwarzenegger's comments on TV recently. From FOX News:
Hispanic Leaders Blast Schwarzenegger's Advice to Turn Off Spanish TV
Some Hispanic leaders lashed out Friday at California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's advice that immigrants should "turn off the Spanish television set" to better learn how to speak English.

Schwarzenegger, who immigrated to the U.S. from Austria, recently told a group of Hispanic journalists that immigrants should stay away from Spanish-language television, books and newspapers.

"You've got to turn off the Spanish television set," Schwarzenegger said Wednesday night at the annual convention of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in San Jose, Calif. "You're just forced to speak English, and that just makes you learn the language faster."

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., called the governor's advice a "typical sound bite solution to an important issue," said Jim Dau, a spokesman for Sanchez.

Sanchez said immigrants face the challenge of taking an ESL course because of long lines and up to a three-year wait to get into a class.

A Hispanic advocacy group said Schwarzenegger's comments show his "ignorance on immigration issues."
Emphasis mine. It's not like Arnold didn't immigrate into this Nation, learn English, assimilate into this Culture and make something of himself... Hat tip to Glen at Instapundit for the link. Posted by DaveH at June 16, 2007 4:40 PM | TrackBack
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