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Letter: Residents should learn English

Children participate in a U.S. citizenship ceremony at

Children participate in a U.S. citizenship ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services district office in Manhattan. (Jan. 29, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

I agree with all of the recommendations that the U.S. Justice Department made with regard to the Suffolk County Police Department except one ["New rules for Suffolk cops," Editorial, Dec. 5]. Why does any government agency have to provide bilingual assistance? English should be the official language of this country. If you want to live here, learn the language.

My ancestors had to learn English. Maybe immigrants would seem less foreign if they spoke our language. They shouldn't be discriminated against, but they should learn the language.

Joe DiBenedetto, Massapequa
 

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