Suzanne Bibby, Director of Government Relations Published on 15 February 2013
Category: English in the News
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press
DORAL, Fla. February 14, 2013 (AP)
In many parts of Miami, Spanish is used as frequently — or more often — than English.
That's certainly case in the neighboring suburb of Doral, where an influx of immigrants from Latin America have transformed an idle community near the city's airport into flourishing neighborhood with cafeterias and businesses echoing the tastes and sounds of home.
Enter any restaurant here and customers are usually greeted first in Spanish. Some complain it can be hard to find anyone who speaks perfect English.
But when Doral's mayor tried to make Spanish the official second language on Wednesday, he was rebuffed by every council member and numerous constituents. And it wasn't from the small group of non-Hispanic residents who live here. It was largely from immigrants themselves.
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