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A welcome, and questions, for the visiting Mexican president

To the editor: The Mexican president addressed the California Legislature in Spanish and it was immediately translated into English. If I submit this letter in Spanish, it won’t be published; it will only be published in English. The language of success and upward mobility in America is English.  (Re “Mexican president on L.A. visit,” Aug. 26, and “Peña Nieto speaks to Legislature,” Aug. 27)   College exams are in English. Well-paying job applications are in English. Politicians who pander to Spanish speakers with new laws to bring back bilingual education are only interested in votes to keep their jobs. California citizens who speak...

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