immigrants today are learning English faster than the large waves of immigrants who came to the United States during the turn of the last century. Fewer than half of all immigrants who arrived in the United States between 1900 and 1920 spoke English within their first five years after emigrating while more than three-quarters who arrived between 1980 and 2000 spoke English within the first five years. During their first 20 years in the United States, the more recent arrivals, including those from Spanish dominant countries, also learned English faster than immigrants from the first two decades of the 20th century.
That being said, how is it that other ethno-linguistic groups like Germans, French, Chinese have only minor pockets in which it's still preserved as the at-home language, but Spanish is apparently strongly dominant?
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