Let's call them what they are: 'illeg...

Let's call them what they are: 'illegal immigrants'

There are 7 comments on the The News Journal story from Apr 6, 2013, titled Let's call them what they are: 'illegal immigrants'. In it, The News Journal reports that:

Now that it has dropped the term "illegal immigrant" from its stylebook, The Associated Press should admit its mistake and print a correction.

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#1 Apr 6, 2013
Nooooo! It's ILLEGAL ALIENS!!! That's what our laws say!!!

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#2 Apr 6, 2013
If you call the immgrants they already have your mind. They are illegal aliens, and it ain't no fun.

El Paso, TX

#3 Apr 6, 2013
Magadala wrote:
Nooooo! It's ILLEGAL ALIENS!!! That's what our laws say!!!
Right oooooon Maggy!

Fairfield, CA

#4 Apr 6, 2013
GODs children.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#5 Apr 6, 2013
Another scumbag with an opinion. WOW.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#6 Apr 8, 2013
Jack from Bedias wrote:
Another scumbag with an opinion. WOW.

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
our country.

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.******

Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#8 Apr 8, 2013
Truth Speaker wrote:
There is a sandwich shop in the area where I live. Until recently, it was staffed by college students from a local community college. Last week, the for people behind the counter were wet backs. I called ICE and reported the situation. One of the wet backs is currently in custody because he had an outstanding weren't for burglary; the other three are in the wind. The college students are back. The wife of the arrested wet back actually put up a sign in the sandwich shop in English and Spanish asking for Carlos' friends to contribute to his bail. Christmas came early for me!
Sadly the employer and the wife were not arrested. The lack of enforcement only encourages more crime. Did you call the IRS?

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