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U.S. English responds to judicial ruling against Arizona's immigration law.

Chairman Mujica decries judicial activism against state protecting its own borders.

WASHINGTON -- U.S. English, Inc. Chairman of the Board, Mauro E. Mujica today responded to the ruling against Arizona's immigration law by denouncing the ruling as a ploy by activist judges' favoring multicultural policies. Mujica stated, "This week, we see the role judicial activists play in our federal court system. The injunction against Arizona's immigration law was a slap in the face to not only the legislature and governor who have worked tirelessly to protect their border, but to the millions of American citizens who came to this country legally, learned English, and abided by our laws."

"Arizona has struggled with a constant flow of illegal immigrants for decades waiting for the federal government to step in and enforce laws already on the books. How long can they be expected to wait before trying to address the problem themselves? Judge Susan Bolton seems to be more interested in caving to political pressure from Washington than doing the right thing by Arizona."

"From what we have seen so far, this administration's priorities really are out of touch with mainstream America. Just last year, the Justice Department threatened to withhold federal funding from Oklahoma after the state passed its own official English law. Thirty other states have passed similar laws and have stood up to every legal challenge. Apparently a track record that long isn't good enough for the amnesty-favoring folks in Washington."

"As a naturalized citizen who immigrated to the United States from Chile in 1965, I understand, first hand, the plight of immigrants and the challenges they face. My success in America can be traced to not just my assimilation into American culture but my insistence on immediately learning English."

"As the head of the country's largest organization working to make English our official language, I stand up for our 1.8 million members that recognize the role English plays in our society and as well as our immigration debate. We cannot afford to issue illegal immigrants a free pass when so many legal immigrants are already learning English and still waiting in line for a chance at citizenship."

U.S. English, Inc is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S. English, Inc. ( www.usenglish.org ) now has more than 1.8 million members nationwide.

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