Argument: Official English aids American assimilation

Issue Report: English as US official language


President Theodore Roosevelt once said: “We have one language here, and that is the English language, and we intend to see that the [assimilation] crucible turns our people out as Americans.”[1]

“Linguistic Unity Is Critical in an Increasingly Diverse Society.” ProEnglish on Opposing “America’s linguistic unity, that enabled the melting-pot crucible to forge one nation out of millions of immigrants from all over the world, is under pressure as never before in our history. The record numbers of non-English speaking immigrants the United States is receiving is adding to the nation’s diversity and putting enormous pressure on the assimilation process.”