80% of Americans speak English as their first language. It's funny that English is the official language of 50+ countries but not the US! The original reason the Continental Congress shot down a proposal to make it official was that it was "undemocratic" and a threat to our liberties. That kind of thinking is so outdated. Times change. Some opponents say it's unpatriotic which makes no sense to me. America is a melting pot of cultures and making it official unifies us. Make government paperwork in English and get as many immigrants learning the most popular and important language as possible. It will help them function better in society and help bridge the racial divide.