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Town asks candidate to prove she knows her English

SAN LUIS — A candidate for San Luis City Council might be asked to prove her English proficiency.

Last week, the council approved a motion asking for verification that Alejandrina Cabrera meets a state law requiring any person holding office in the state, county or city to speak, write and read English.

The Yuma Sun reports the action originated from a Dec. 14 complaint made by former mayor Guillermina Fuentes, who alleged that Cabrera is not fluent in English.

Fuentes alleges she has interpreted for Cabrera because in many cases she did not understand what was being said.

Mayor Juan Carlos Escamilla says there was no political motivation behind the initiative.

City Attorney Glenn Gimbut explained the motion could result in a court order asking Cabrera to verify her English abilities adding the city might ask a linguistics expert to test Cabrera.

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