Many immingramnts to the US - see no need to learn English - for whatever reason (actually excuse). Was reading about Werner Klemperer (best known as Col Kink on Hogans Heroes) Klemperer was born in Germany in 1920, however his Jewish family fled to the US in the 30's. According to the IMDb bio of Klemperer, he would "Immersed himself into teaching himself English so completely, that he found himself actuially thinking and dreaming in English." It can be done. and I believe it would be in the best interest of all immigrants to the US to learn English. One of my regrets is that while I was stationed in Germany (w/the US Army) I did not become fluent in German.