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English No Longer Required for New York City Cab Drivers

Taxi drivers in New York City, a largely immigrant community, are no longer required to know English. A bill approved by the City Council in April, which went into effect Friday, allows taxi license tests to be administered in foreign languages. New York City's taxi industry has been dominated by foreign-born drivers for decades - only 4 percent of current New York cab drivers were born in the U.S., according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Some New York residents are...

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