So I left Miami because I thought it was ridiculous that a city in America requires "fluent in english and spanish" in so many job applications. Now I'm starting to hear about the illegal immigration problems in Texas. Do the legal markets in Dallas or Houston care at all about whether you speak Spanish?
So wait...you left Miami because you didn't like the need to speak Spanish and moved to Texas, a state that borders a Spanish-speaking country and has one of the highest populations of Latinos/Hispanics?
Excuse me while I LOL.
1. I haven't moved to Texas yet, but SMU and Houston are my top choices for school because I want to be in a warm, big market with good cost of living and Texas cities fit the bill the best.
2. Texas may have one of the highest spanish populations in America, but the percentage of influence over goverment/business is nothing like Miami. Pretty much all the money and power in Miami belongs to the Spanish (Cubans and South Americans) there. So if I want to make it big there I will have to come across it eventually. I've never been to Texas, but it seems to me like most the Spanish (Mexiacans) in Texas are middle-lower class, so I figure I won't have to come across it if I work biglaw in Texas. If I'm wrong on this I may have to seriously reconsider.
I know I may be sounding racist here, but I'm really not. Every girl I've dated since college has been spanish as well as many of my best friends.. I only have a problem with those who refuse to speak english and act offended if you don't speak spanish to them. I just don't want to be in a place where I am automatically disadvantaged because I don't speak a language that the majority of this country doesn't speak.