Why the AP's Choice to Drop the I-Word Is a Crucial Victory
We applaud the Associated Press's announcement that it is eliminating the phrase "illegal immigrant" from the 2013 style guide.
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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”
Since: Nov 07
Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska
#1 Apr 4, 2013
Alien, Immigrant, Illegal Alien, Undocumented Immigrant
These related terms are often used in deliberately confusing and conflicting
ways. Here is a set of definitions that will help you sort out the
IMMIGRANT: In popular usage, an "immigrant" is generally understood to be a
person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
Under this definition, therefore, an "immigrant" is an alien admitted to the
U.S. as a lawful permanent resident. The emphasis in this definition is
upon the presumptions that (1) the immigrant followed U.S. laws and
procedures in establishing residence in our country; (2) he or she wishes to
reside here permanently; and (3) he or she swears allegiance to our country
or at least solemnly affirms that he/she will observe and respect our laws
and our Constitution.
ALIEN: By contrast, an "alien" is generally understood to be a foreigner --
a person who comes from a foreign country -- who does not owe allegiance to
ILLEGAL ALIEN: An "illegal alien" is a foreigner who (1) does not owe
allegiance to our country; and (2) who has violated our laws and customs in
establishing residence in our country. He or she is therefore a criminal
under applicable U.S. laws.
The term "illegal alien" is used by U.S. citizens who believe that
non-citizens entering our country must comply with our immigration laws.
The term "illegal alien" is predicated upon U.S. immigration law
which requires foreigners entering the U.S. to comply with our country's
rules and laws regarding entry into, and residence within, our country.
UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT: The term "undocumented immigrant" is an oxymoron
(the parts conflict). An immigrant is synonymous with "permanent legal
resident." The old term for the document authorizing a permanent legal
resident is "green card." The term "undocumented" is derived from the
accurate term "undocumented aliens" who are often called "border crossers."
Proper terms are "illegal alien" or "undocumented alien" but not
"undocumented immigrant." Although not commonly used, the term "documented
alien" accurately refers to foreign nationals who have an unexpired
non-immigrant visa such as H-1B.
Most U.S. citizens do not use the term "undocumented immigrant"
and prefer, instead, the more descriptive and accurate term "illegal alien".
The term "undocumented immigrant" is used by those who believe in
"open borders", i.e., non-regulation of foreigners entering into and
assuming residence in the U.S., including even those foreigners who owe
allegiance to a foreign government and/or who may intend harm to the U.S.
#2 Apr 4, 2013
Gabacho. Look it up.
“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”
Since: May 11
#3 Apr 4, 2013
AP was the first to obey Obama's demand in 2009 to call the 'Mozlem Brother terrorists' kind of small scale 'criminals' in order to give the Jihadist al Qaida Hamas and Taliban terrorists among others positive light of the Jihad. Now AP is following Obama demand to use the illegals as the undocumented Democrats that will be used to win the 2014 elections. The sold out and betrayous Maverick John McCain and Lindsey Graham of the 8 gangster committee are following the Obama plan to make the fifteen million illegal invaders now in America the new food stampers and Obama phone receivers. The illegal invader parasites will not pay taxes and will continue to live on the back of the 47% hard working Americans which will make them perfect "undocumented Democrats" that will send Boehner packing in the 2014 elections. The same Old betrayous RINOs are selling the GOP to the junk yard and flooding America with 40 millions of Mozlem Brother Terrorists from the Middle East, Asia and Africa and drug dealers from South America that will come to America at increasing rates to get free Obama check from Obama in return for their vote for Democrats in 2014. GOP RINO losers proved that they will always cross the isle to help Obama destroy the GOP with our tax money for the thirty million illegal invader parasites from all Over the world that will come to vote for Obama through the open borders while they are lying while claiming that the border is closed
#4 Apr 4, 2013
Don't like 'illegal immigrant?' How about Criminal Invaders?
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