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Drop the 'i' word? Debating the term 'illegal immigrant'

There are 6 comments on the MSNBC story from Jul 11, 2012, titled Drop the 'i' word? Debating the term 'illegal immigrant'. In it, MSNBC reports that:

Whenever I write stories about illegal immigrants, I receive complaints that I should "drop the 'i' word" . In the interest of bringing this debate into the open, we solicited a few short opinion pieces from leading voices on immigration issues.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at MSNBC.

Since: Jan 11

El Paso, TX

#1 Jul 11, 2012
Illegal is for breaking the Law by entering our country Illegally. Alien is from a foreign country. Quit the Semantics.

Gig Harbor, WA

#2 Jul 11, 2012
The most accurate label for non-citizens who are in the United States without permission is "illegal alien." It is used repeatedly in statutes, judicial rulings, and executive orders and captures the essence of the person's situation: an alien is defined in the U.S. Code as "any person not a citizen or national of the United States," and their presence here is illegal, i.e., in violation of the law.

Illegal aliens DO NOT dictate what our country calls them. We call you whatever we want!!! Don't like it, please leave. As a matter of fact, leave anyway!!!

This is an effort to brainwash and soft petal illegal aliens...all with an eye toward amnesty. BS!!!!

Illegal alien, anchor baby, illegal alien, anchorbaby...

Do these people realize how much we actually HATE them? They can continue to suck on the obama teet all they want, the bottom line is that American people, those without relatives in mexico, literally hate illegal aliens, including the arrogant entitlement over Americans Dreamers!!!

Gig Harbor, WA

#3 Jul 11, 2012
"AP Stylebook"!!!
This is Associated Press PC BS!!! It isn't an authority on dukey!!!!

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#4 Jul 12, 2012
Illegal aliens!!!!!!!!!!
Free is free

United States

#5 Jul 12, 2012
How many months has the AP been bandying this around now?

The only people interested in softening the language here are the illegal aliens and their enablers.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#6 Jul 12, 2012
make it all easier and do the will of the citizens of this country who support laws being enforced and the i word will be dropped and replace with a better word "deport"

solved the who problem with those not smart enough to know the difference in legal and illegal.

shows those folks have not went through grade school,well maybe in mexico where it seems all things wrong are taught as right.

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