Tags: fischer | english | immigration | bill

Sen. Fischer Moves to Require English in Immigration Bill

Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 04:53 PM

By John Gizzi

Amid growing complaints that the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration package now before the Senate lacks a requirement for proficiency in English by immigrants seeking citizenship, Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska has offered an amendment to require precisely that.

Under Fischer's Amendment 1348, illegal aliens will be considered ineligible for amnesty if they cannot meet minimal English language standards set forth in existing U.S. law.

The Fischer amendment, widely hailed by Pro-English and other groups supporting English as the official U.S. language, is the first measure to set language standards as perquisites for citizenship.

As the lack of any firm requirement for mastery of English becomes known on the eve of a vote, lawmakers are moving quickly to resolve the problem.

Along with Fischer's amendment, Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma has offered amendments to make English the official language of the U.S. and to bar employers from lawsuits from alleged discrimination against non-English speakers.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax
.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Dick Morris: Money Losing Its Power in US Politics

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 13:46 PM

The Koch brothers political operation, Freedom Partners, announced that it has an $889 million budget for the 2016 presi . . .

Is Nancy Pelosi Marching Democrats 'Off the Progressive Cliff'?

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 12:55 PM

As the House Democratic Caucus heads to Philadelphia for a three-day retreat, storm clouds may be gathering for House Mi . . .

Blizzard Buys House GOP Time to Beef Up Border Security Bill

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 12:31 PM

The blizzard that has swept through the Mid-Atlantic states and New England this week has bought House Republican leader . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved