NPR logo

Kid Translators

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1262985/1262986" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Kid Translators

Kid Translators

Kid Translators

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1262985/1262986" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

NPR's Richard Gonzales reports that a bill before the California legislature would prohibit the practice of using children as translators for their immigrant parents in business transactions. Many immigrant parents who don't speak English often ask their kids to act as interpreters when they consult a doctor, lawyer or banker. But the kids sometimes make mistakes or feel unduly pressured.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.