Speak Out: 'Undocumented' or 'Illegal'?

Speak Out: 'Undocumented' or 'Illegal'?

There are 143 comments on the Patch.com story from Aug 29, 2012, titled Speak Out: 'Undocumented' or 'Illegal'?. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Amid the raging invective focused on the nation's efforts to deal with unlawful immigration, a war of words wages in the undercurrent-a subtle struggle over the language used to define the discussion.

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Since: Aug 11

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#1 Aug 29, 2012
they are illegal aliens,anything else is just to make light of the fact.

there is no reason to cater to them being they are the ones behind trying to "force" this on citizens

enforcement of the laws will have them leaving adding more and stopping all things they can get while here will have them running back home where they all belong.

one thing is for sure,we need to stop all forms of immigration for those countries to our south,we have done far too much for them and taken in too many as it is and all can see it was a huge mistake.
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Aug 29, 2012
Illegal alien. That's what our immigration code terms them.

Offended by it? Don't come here.
ProudNativist

Carmel, IN

#3 Aug 29, 2012
Whenever one reads the words "undocumented immigrant" instead of "llegal alien" in any article about illegal immigration one immediately knows that the article was written by one of the biased liberal media people.
mikemike

Portland, OR

#4 Aug 29, 2012
criminal's would sound much better
Juan

Pearland, TX

#5 Aug 29, 2012
There are many types of undocumented, illegal makes one appear to be a criminal.
see the light

United States

#6 Aug 29, 2012
Juan wrote:
There are many types of undocumented, illegal makes one appear to be a criminal.
Illegal is criminal Juan.

Since: Jun 12

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#7 Aug 29, 2012
Where is the confusion? "Undocumented" and "illegal" are both BAD.

Since: Jun 12

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#8 Aug 29, 2012
Juan wrote:
There are many types of undocumented, illegal makes one appear to be a criminal.
HUH? What da h*ll are you talking about?

Is it too much to ask that you say what you mean and mean what you say?

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#9 Aug 29, 2012
Juan wrote:
There are many types of undocumented, illegal makes one appear to be a criminal.
Last I checked, "illegal" MEANS CRIMINALITY.

What is your point?
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Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#10 Aug 29, 2012
Juan wrote:
There are many types of undocumented, illegal makes one appear to be a criminal.
"Illegal, or unlawful, is used to describe something that is prohibited or not authorized by law."

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#12 Aug 29, 2012
Juan wrote:
There are many types of undocumented, illegal makes one appear to be a criminal.
Juan, "illegal" does not make one appear to be criminal. "Illegal" MAKES one a criminal.

Please come down to earth.
see the light

United States

#13 Aug 29, 2012
Rico the 147 IQ Hispanic wrote:
40% of so called illegal aliens are documented aliens here on expired visas.
No, that means the only way they got into the Country legally was from a visa. It expired, so no longer legal. Time to leave. Bye Bye
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Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#14 Aug 29, 2012
Rico the 147 IQ Hispanic wrote:
40% of so called illegal aliens are documented aliens here on expired visas.
Once your visa expires, you are unlawful presents in the country, You are illegal.

"What if I Decide to Stay Longer and am Out-of-Status with the Department of Homeland Security?
You should carefully consider the dates of your authorized stay and make sure you are following the procedures. Failure to do so will cause you to be out-of-status.
Staying beyond the period of time authorized, by the Department of Homeland Security, and out-of-status in the U.S., is a violation of U.S. immigration laws, and may cause you to be ineligible for a visa in the future for return travel to the U.S. If you overstay the end date of your authorized stay, as provided by the CBP officer at a port-of-entry, or United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), your visa will generally be automatically be voided or cancelled, as explained above."

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/info/info_1...

". Consequences of Overstaying a Visa:

Some of the consequences of overstaying a visa are:

Overstays may be barred from returning to the US for ten years or three years depending on the period of overstay
Overstays may be further restricted from Extension of Stay or Change of Status
Overstaying will void your existing visa
Overstays generally are unable to obtain a new visa except in their country of nationality
Overstays may not be able to Adjust Status in the U.S.
These consequences may be considered as below:

(i) Inadmissibility as a consequence of Overstaying a Visa
The 1996 reform created two new grounds of inadmissibility for foreign nationals who remained in the US after the expiration of the period of stay authorized by the Attorney General through the immigration inspector at the time of entry.

The Three Year Bar: Persons who remain in the US after their authorized stay has expired for more than 180 days but less than one year, and who leave the US prior to the institution of removal proceedings, are barred from reentering the US for three years from their date of departure.

The Ten Year Bar: Persons who remain in the US after their authorized stay has expired for more than one year, and who leave the US prior to the institution of removal proceedings, are barred from reentering the US for ten years from their date of departure.
(ii) Bar to Change of Status and Extension of Stay as a consequence of Overstaying a Visa
Persons who remain in the US after their authorized period of stay are not able to extend their stay in the US or change their status to another nonimmigrant status. In most cases they are also barred from adjusting their status from that of a nonimmigrant to that of an immigrant."

http://www.visapro.com/Immigration-Articles/...
hehehe

Riverside, CA

#15 Aug 29, 2012
They forgot "cockroach".
Fed Up Vet

Manassas, VA

#16 Aug 30, 2012
I don't give a hoot what you call them. They (illegal aliens) will be offended by any designation which draws attention to their status.

TOO BAD.

I use the term "illegal alien" because the federal law describes them that way.
Juan

Pearland, TX

#17 Sep 2, 2012
I'd rather use the term undocumented.
Biggots use the term illegals.
mikemike

Portland, OR

#18 Sep 2, 2012
illegal alien's never had document's where they were born.goes to show how there own govt pimp them.there govt run them out of there homeland,then tax them on the money they send back to there families in mexico
Aryans for Obama

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Sep 2, 2012
They should be called future Americans because that's what's gonna happen.
Aryans for Obama

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Sep 2, 2012
mikemike wrote:
illegal alien's never had document's where they were born.goes to show how there own govt pimp them.there govt run them out of there homeland,then tax them on the money they send back to there families in mexico
That's not true. Some Mexicans have babies in the Mountains of Mexico sorta like the hillbillies do in the Appalachians. They have no documentation of even belonging to Mexico.
Gerendo Revolver

Riverside, CA

#21 Sep 3, 2012
Cheech and Chong - Mexican americans - Beaners - legendado

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