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        Most Americans know they can call 911 for help in an emergency, but what about new immigrants who might not understand English? In this clip from Homeland: Immigration in America, a police officer from Monett, Missouri, explains that he and other Spanish-speaking officers can help communicate with Latino members of the community and the department dispatchers have access to a translation service in the event they receive a call from a non-English speaker. However, the officer explains, it's better to know English since, in an emergency, precious moments can be lost waiting for a translator.


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