Roommate (who teaches at an inner-city school north of Boston) was telling me about how his students who are immigrants have filed the appropriate papers to become full and legal citizens. They have taken ESL classes and, in some cases, speak better English than some of the students who are 'native' speakers. I admire people like that. I have no problem with immigration, but I get frustrated when I hear about immigrants to this country, legal or otherwise, who don't make that effort to learn English. It's frustrating for all involved, no matter what their native tongue might be. If I went on a vacation to another country, say France, I'd make the effort to learn some key phrases in that language spoken there.