This is an email someone send me and want your opinion on it..
Hey Juan Carlos,
Do not send these conversations through (company) mail.
Let me start with saying that this is not a personal attack on you. I have the upmost respect for you and I hope it is mutual.
Some things have really been bothering me lately.
If you remember our conversation at the last cocktail hour at (place)CC, we discussed Americans not speaking more than one language and I agreed that we are lazy about that.
I started thinking about that and you know that all American schools have foreign language classes and most require that a student take at least one class.
That said I wanted to remind you that I go to restaurants and other businesses where I hear nothing but Spanish, so now who is lazy. Mexicans in Texas speak Spanish 95% of the time and the worst is I hear their kids only speaking Spanish. Most Mexican people do not want to assimilate into American culture. While I have no problem Mexicans keeping their traditions, they have no desire to respect ours. An interesting example of Texas born Mexican heritage person that speaks with a Spanish accent is (co-worker), she was born in west Texas but has a Spanish inflection, Why? Because I am sure her parents spoke very little English, Why because they probably didn't want to. Is that really wanting to be an American?
You as a successful immigrate should be sad that so many Mexicans have no desire to truly assimilate into society, I suspect that it is because many are not legal. I DO understand that they want a better life but if that is so why don't more of the educated Mexicans wish to make their own country better so they don't have to be criminals by coming here illegally?
Folks like yourself should desire to go back every year and work with others to bring Mexico's economy up closer to the United States.
The more Mexicans that come here the worse Mexico becomes.
I always hear that Americans won't do the jobs Mexicans will do. Not true, as a matter of fact I have probably done every type of job that most Mexicans do these days. I have dug ditches, mowed lawns, owned a self run Landscape construction business, worked many years in the irrigation installation business, worked construction, washed dishes, and mopped floors. I can wire a house, Plumb it, frame it and roof it. So the only reason people say Americans won't do the jobs Mexicans will is because the immigrate will work for less because they do not have the education and/or are illegal and don't speak english. "Illegal" adds up to being used as slave labor or at least at very poor wages.
Before I moved to Texas, I was raised in Oklahoma, I had a lot more respect for Hispanic folks, but since I have moved here I have become more and more dis-enchanted with those groups of people. Why? because I see that they have no desire to be a part of America, just make the better money , get the Government freebies and send much of it back to they homes in Mexico and other Latin American countries. They burden our hospitals and all social programs, but let me say there are many Americans that are also doing the same.
Does that sound like someone who REALLY wants to be an American? I don't think so
I don't believe in giving away anything to folks who do not deserve it, American or not. I do believe in giving a helping hand on a temporary basis to get folks back on their feet but not for them to live on Government assistance their whole life.
I feel if someone wants to be an American citizen they should want to speak English as often as possible. I truly believe our country should be English only. It cost us millions of dollars to translate government documents into Spanish and other languages.
I am sure this is upsetting to you, well it is upsetting to me as well and this is why I felt it necessary to start a dialog with you. Maybe you can enlighten me to where I am wrong or where I am misunderstanding issues.
So take this as an opportunities to help me better understand. In guess you could be offended by this but if so I will miss our friendship.