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Pew Study: News Media Using Term 'Illegal Alien' Less

There are 15 comments on the Hispanically Speaking story from Jun 20, 2013, titled Pew Study: News Media Using Term 'Illegal Alien' Less. In it, Hispanically Speaking reports that:

Even with several major news organizations deciding to reduce or ban its use , the term "illegal immigrant" is still the phrase newspapers most often use to describe foreigners living in the United States without proper documentation.

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#2 Jun 20, 2013
Definitions:

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
difference.

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.

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Rude Term for Mexicans

United States

#3 Jun 20, 2013
President Eisenhower called them wet backs and deported millions. I Like Ike!

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#4 Jun 20, 2013
That's because, to the media they aren't illegal aliens; they are future Democrats.
Juan Too

Dillwyn, VA

#5 Jun 20, 2013
It is comforting to see the media maintain its unbiased viewpoints.

We should be even more magnanimous and use the term "Undocumented Citizens".

Using "illegal alien" is rude and tacky.
Rude Term for Mexicans

United States

#6 Jun 20, 2013
Juan Too wrote:
It is comforting to see the media maintain its unbiased viewpoints.
We should be even more magnanimous and use the term "Undocumented Citizens".
Using "illegal alien" is rude and tacky.
Soon, they will be called former invaders of the US who were rounded up by special agents, beaten if they resisted, and sent back to the cesspool they crawled out of. Illegal aliens are not just illegal, they are subhuman scum. Count yourself in that group, Juan, you wet back piece of shit.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#7 Jun 20, 2013
changing the name does not change the facts,just shows that the media doing this refuses to state facts.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#8 Jun 21, 2013
News media is the official mouth piece of the government. That's why i like Infowars, FAIR, NumbersUSA, CIS and any news service outside of the US.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#9 Jun 21, 2013
Juan Too wrote:
It is comforting to see the media maintain its unbiased viewpoints.
We should be even more magnanimous and use the term "Undocumented Citizens".
Using "illegal alien" is rude and tacky.
So are they.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#10 Jun 22, 2013
We already have a path to citizenship: legal immigration law. What makes you think those that don't obey our laws would be good citizens?
Rude Term for Mexicans

United States

#11 Jun 22, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
We already have a path to citizenship: legal immigration law. What makes you think those that don't obey our laws would be good citizens?
I strongly urge every American, particularly those who believe we should allure the "undocumented citizens" to remain in the US, to Google these videos: Mexican beheadings (there are dozens) and Mexicans burn accused rapists alive. This is the culture these subhumans come from, this is the culture they bring with them. Stop the infestation of these scum bags. Round them up, violently if necessary, and deport their deSPICable asses.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#12 Jun 22, 2013
Rude Term for Mexicans wrote:
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I strongly urge every American, particularly those who believe we should allure the "undocumented citizens" to remain in the US, to Google these videos: Mexican beheadings (there are dozens) and Mexicans burn accused rapists alive. This is the culture these subhumans come from, this is the culture they bring with them. Stop the infestation of these scum bags. Round them up, violently if necessary, and deport their deSPICable asses.
or for news on the same issue go to mundonarco or if you cannot read spanish go to borderlandbeat.

those 2 news sites are there to inform folks what is going on that our news seems to want no part of airing. there are pages and paging as to the goings on very close to us. the media will put out things from the other side of the world that is not half as bad as what is going on right to our south.

if thise was on our news i do not think folks would want open borders anymore,more like screaming to close the thing.
va te faire foutre

AOL

#13 Jun 22, 2013
Rude Term for Mexicans wrote:
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I strongly urge every American, particularly those who believe we should allure the "undocumented citizens" to remain in the US, to Google these videos: Mexican beheadings (there are dozens) and Mexicans burn accused rapists alive. This is the culture these subhumans come from, this is the culture they bring with them. Stop the infestation of these scum bags. Round them up, violently if necessary, and deport their deSPICable asses.
Scum* like you stole half of Mexico, took Guantanamo, fed the break up of Colombia (Panama), invaded Haiti-Dominican, Republic, f8ck up Vietnam, fcked up Grenada, assassinated Nicaraguans, screwed up Honduras, and we all how these maggots went into Iraq/Afghanistan.

The only as*holes here is you the UNITED STATES!!!

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#14 Jun 22, 2013
va te faire foutre wrote:
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Scum* like you stole half of Mexico, took Guantanamo, fed the break up of Colombia (Panama), invaded Haiti-Dominican, Republic, f8ck up Vietnam, fcked up Grenada, assassinated Nicaraguans, screwed up Honduras, and we all how these maggots went into Iraq/Afghanistan.
The only as*holes here is you the UNITED STATES!!!
And Mexico is gum on the bottom of our shoe.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#15 Jun 22, 2013
That's funny, because i'am using the term illegal aliens even more.
Rude Term for Mexicans

Ardsley, NY

#16 Jun 22, 2013
va te faire foutre wrote:
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Scum* like you stole half of Mexico, took Guantanamo, fed the break up of Colombia (Panama), invaded Haiti-Dominican, Republic, f8ck up Vietnam, fcked up Grenada, assassinated Nicaraguans, screwed up Honduras, and we all how these maggots went into Iraq/Afghanistan.
The only as*holes here is you the UNITED STATES!!!
The US us the greatest, most generous nation in the history of the world. We are the champions. Mexicans are basically history's head lice.

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