Md. county board makes English official language

01/25/2013 | Washington Post, The

The Carroll County, Md., Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to make English the county's official language. The ordinance requires that official actions and statements by the county be in English, but it doesn't bar county workers from speaking a different language during unofficial business. Supporters say the ordinance implies that illegal immigrants aren't welcome in the county, but opponents say it makes all immigrants feel unwelcome, including those in the country legally.

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