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A medical interpreter assists a patient in Tonga during an eye exam. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel / U.S. Navy)

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(Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel / U.S. Navy) Imagine walking into an emergency room or doctor’s office needing medical care,...

The author with his mother and two sisters in 2003. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Tran)

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Alex Tran feels guilty he never really learned to speak Vietnamese. But is it really his fault?

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A quick guide for immigrants in the U.S. working to perfect their American English. Last month I had a wonderful experience: someone asked me if...

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Foreign language conversation meetups are big in Seattle. But they might be as much about meeting new friends as learning a new language.   Did...

OneAmerica organizers and participants march through the capitol campus in Olympia chanting, "Who's house? Our house!" (Photo by Brooklyn Carlson) Immigrant activists left as...