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By S Vikram | Dec 04, 2019 04:49 PM

Republican President Donald Trump has been quite outright about his widely reported right-wing ideologies including the "English Only" campaign in the US. Though the ProEnglish campaign started early in USA history (since 1753 by US founding father Benjamin Franklin), the practical difficulties in bringing the law are not yet sorted.

Donald trump govt discriminates Spanish in us, says report

It has to be mentioned that US does not have any official language which seems to contradict Trump's 2016 presidential campaign speech- "This is a country where we speak English. It's English. You have to speak English!". Reportedly there are 41 million Spanish speakers in the US and the numbers keep increasing.

An exclusive BBC report covered the expression of Spanish natives who have been subject to "discrimination" for speaking in Spanish. Ana Suda, a US born-citizen sued US customs and Border Protection alleging discrimination. The video of a customs officer discriminating Ana Suda and her friend for speaking in Spanish in Montana went viral in 2018 on Social Media.

Due to the wide-spread attention for the video, Ana Suda faced extreme discrimination by ProEnglish supporters. Later she moved to El Paso, Spain leaving her husband in Montana. She went emotional for separating from her husband and so her husband. The law-suit filed by her has not yet gained a conclusion. Not just Ana Suda but there are many Spanish native speakers who face discrimination in the US under trump government.

The report also says that some of the schools in the US restrict teaching Spanish to the students. "These reactions against people who speak Spanish are probably not new. They are careful to be called ProEnglish and not 'anti-Spanish'. The attacks that we now see on people who speak Spanish were already happening before. But when you are the subject of such an attack and you know that millions of people share your attacker's vision, including the president of the United States, you feel much more vulnerable," BBC Mundo quoted Heidi Beirich, a researcher at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

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