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Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slur
CNN ^ | July 5, 2012 | Charles Garcia

Posted on 07/05/2012 10:49:51 AM PDT by moonshinner_09

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So if I follow his logic right, anybody crossing the border illegally should be advised, there is still a presumption of innocence that requires a jury to convict someone of a crime.You may carry on, we cannot ask you if you illegal ?
1 posted on 07/05/2012 10:49:55 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

OK, call them criminal aliens.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 10:52:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: moonshinner_09

Mexicans want a standard applied to them that they don’t apply to illegals in their own country.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 10:52:29 AM PDT by marron
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To: moonshinner_09
Hey Garcia -- I have your slur right here:

FOAD!!


4 posted on 07/05/2012 10:53:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Paladin2

That’ll work.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: marron

OK, let’s call them “invaders”.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 10:54:46 AM PDT by expat2
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To: moonshinner_09

...and CNN wonders why it’s become the laughing stock of, well, everyone.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 10:55:10 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (This tagline for rent. Inquire within.)
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To: marron
Mexicans want a standard applied to them that they don’t apply to illegals in their own country.

That's because many of them believe they own the entire continent, and WE'RE the interlopers.

8 posted on 07/05/2012 10:55:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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When you label someone an "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant" or just plain "illegal," you are effectively saying the individual, as opposed to the actions the person has taken, is unlawful.

OK, then, we'll call them "Invaders" and "New Conquistadores" instead.

9 posted on 07/05/2012 10:56:00 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: moonshinner_09
When you label someone an "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant" or just plain "illegal," you are effectively saying the individual, as opposed to the actions the person has taken, is unlawful.

Fine. Call them criminals.

10 posted on 07/05/2012 10:56:53 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Paladin2

Or Invading Barbarians.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 10:56:59 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: marron

[ Mexicans want a standard applied to them that they don’t apply to illegals in their own country. ]

If Mitt Romney was Sly and not an idiot RINO when asked about immingration he should simple say we should adopt the “Mexican Laws” for Immigration.

Watch LaRaza try to spin that.

But he is a Dull RINO....


12 posted on 07/05/2012 10:57:15 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: moonshinner_09

Would it be a slur if I called Garcia an asshat?


13 posted on 07/05/2012 10:59:06 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: moonshinner_09
When you cross a border the way you dispel the idea that you are an "illegal" is to show your visa.

That's anywhere on this planet. It is our way of life. People who don't like that idea should probably find someplace else to live.

14 posted on 07/05/2012 10:59:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: moonshinner_09

Yeah, I agree.

It is a slur on the defintion of the word “immigrant”. It is also an insult to legal, honest immigrants, seeking a bettter life, use that term on these line-jumping criminals.

Instead, I got: Racist, invading, parastic thieves.


15 posted on 07/05/2012 11:00:45 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: expat2

Read that too fast, cruised back and realized you hadn’t said “wankers” ~


16 posted on 07/05/2012 11:00:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: moonshinner_09

Yeah, I agree.

It is a slur on the defintion of the word “immigrant”. It is also an insult to legal, honest immigrants, seeking a better life, to use that term on these line-jumping, arrogant criminals.

Instead, I got: Racist, invading, parastic thieves.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 11:01:20 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: moonshinner_09; All

spoken by the same left wing hypocrites who constantly refer to legal, taxpaying Americans as “teabaggers” or “rednecks”...


18 posted on 07/05/2012 11:01:20 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: moonshinner_09

And rape should be referred to as an undocumented booty call and murder a post natal abortion.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 11:03:48 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("With one appallingly stupid ruling SCCJ Roberts converted tax lawyers into defense attorneys.")
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To: expat2
OK, let's call them "Conquistadors."
20 posted on 07/05/2012 11:10:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Paladin2

Well then, why not go back to the tried and true term: “wetbacks”. Like that any better all you illegal immigrants?


21 posted on 07/05/2012 11:18:23 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: moonshinner_09
Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and three other justices, stated: "As a general rule, it is not a crime for a removable alien to remain present in the United States." The court also ruled that it was not a crime to seek or engage in unauthorized employment.

Removable alien... unauthorized employment?

Not a crime?

If you can get kicked out of this country for it, then it is damn sure something.

And if they are "removable" and "unauthorized" lets round them up from the job sites and get to the removing.

Chief Justice John Roberts and three other justices have clearly stated they are working without authorization and are removable.

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22 posted on 07/05/2012 11:20:49 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: moonshinner_09

They can call them whatever they wish. You can call them all ham sandwiches if you want, it doesn’t change reality. Illegal is Illegal.


23 posted on 07/05/2012 11:22:17 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: moonshinner_09

And bank robbers are just undocumented borrowers.


24 posted on 07/05/2012 11:25:43 AM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's aye gettin.)
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To: moonshinner_09

In another development, trial lawyers are demanding that society stop calling people who commit armed robbery dangerous criminals. The lawyers claim that calling these “victims of society” criminals lowers their self-esteem and might lead to behavioral problems.


25 posted on 07/05/2012 11:30:04 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: moonshinner_09

In June 2001 to December 2004, Florida Governor Jeb Bush appointed Mr. García as the only Hispanic to the seven member State Board of Education, a new government entity responsible for overseeing all education delivery systems in the state with an annual budget exceeding $15 billion. In February 2002, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, charged with developing a blueprint to close the educational gap for Hispanic children. On the Commission, he chaired its Public Awareness Committee.

García is a regular contributor to political campaigns. From 1999 to 2004 he is listed as personally contributing a total of $11,000 to various presidential and congressional candidates and Political Action Committees. He, and former wife Allison, are listed as contributing $2000 each to the 2004 campaign of George W. Bush. García was also a Bush Pioneer for the 2004 reelection campaign, raising at least $100,000 in contributions.

Garcia is on the Board of Directors of Winn-Dixie


26 posted on 07/05/2012 11:30:04 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: moonshinner_09

To any liberal lurkers out there, let’s try that second sentence from another viewpoint to illustrate its absurdity:

“When you label someone an ‘illegal burglar’ or ‘illegal house-breaker’ or just plain ‘illegal,’ you are effectively saying the individual, as opposed to the actions the person has taken, is unlawful. The terms imply the very existence of an unauthorized home entry in America is criminal.”


27 posted on 07/05/2012 11:30:25 AM PDT by kidd
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To: RJS1950

I thought about that, but think objective terms are better.


28 posted on 07/05/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ScottinVA

If you really want to piss off a Mexican call him “macho man”. They go ballistic when they hear that. The truth hurts.


29 posted on 07/05/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Wordkraft

I shall call all illegal immigrants from now on “ham sandwiches.”


30 posted on 07/05/2012 11:35:32 AM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: forgotten man

If you really want to piss off a Mexican call him “macho man”. They go ballistic when they hear that. The truth hurts.


I thought being macho was a good thing? Usually saying a man is macho means he’s manly, strong and the like...


31 posted on 07/05/2012 11:37:01 AM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ann Coulter suggested they be called, “newly-registered Democrats.”


32 posted on 07/05/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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To: Conservaliberty

That is what I thought. One time I used the term in front of some Mexicans and I caught hell for it.


33 posted on 07/05/2012 11:48:06 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Conservaliberty

I think the most accurate term is “undocumented Democrats”.


34 posted on 07/05/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: moonshinner_09

OK, then let’s break into his house and sees if he calls 911 and claims there is a “burglar” in his house or will he say “uninvited guest”.


35 posted on 07/05/2012 11:54:41 AM PDT by CodeToad (uired to vote for a treaty.)
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Maybe they thought you were saying “Nacho Man.” Jeez, if that upset them they must have had chips on their shoulders.

ba dum chhh


36 posted on 07/05/2012 11:55:00 AM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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Charles, I agree with you. Illegal Immigrant gives these felons too much legitimacy. They are, in fact, Illegal ALIENS, just as this country has called them ever since the got their backs wet from the Rio Grande back in Ike's day. Go Home nonAmigos. If you love these illegal aliens so much, you go with them.
37 posted on 07/05/2012 11:57:28 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: moonshinner_09

I’m a traditionalist— “wetback” works for me.


38 posted on 07/05/2012 12:01:04 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Invader works for me.


39 posted on 07/05/2012 12:02:38 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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Illegal aliens ARE a slur on my culture, my country, my pocketbook, my safety, my security, my environment, my sense of right and wrong, my history, my....


40 posted on 07/05/2012 12:10:35 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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And bank robbers are simply making an “undocumented withdrawl.”

Mark


41 posted on 07/05/2012 12:11:23 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Conservaliberty

on “wry” bread?


42 posted on 07/05/2012 12:12:56 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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How about fraud. How about thief? That is hat they are. They steal from the tax payers and are frauds as to their right to reside ib=n the country. they commit theft from people by taking jobs they are not qualified to do, and lowerinbg the wages of everyone else.

The are criminals and I regard them as such.


43 posted on 07/05/2012 12:18:59 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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When you label someone an "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant" or just plain "illegal," you are effectively saying the individual, as opposed to the actions the person has taken, is unlawful. The terms imply the very existence of an unauthorized migrant in America is criminal.

RIGHT ON BRO! You are illegal. Your committed an illegal act coming here as you did. No different than robbing a store. YOU ARE ILLEGAL!!!!!!!

Don't like the way we treat you? Go home!

44 posted on 07/05/2012 12:23:49 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: moonshinner_09

I call them crimmigrants.


45 posted on 07/05/2012 12:38:46 PM PDT by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT! Screw them, we’re fed up with paying the tab for the free loaders. Deport them!


46 posted on 07/05/2012 12:50:49 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: moonshinner_09
When you label someone an "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant" or just plain "illegal," you are effectively saying the individual, as opposed to the actions the person has taken, is unlawful.

That's what I'm saying.
47 posted on 07/05/2012 12:53:46 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Ok, then I’ll go back to “wetback”.


48 posted on 07/05/2012 12:54:58 PM PDT by bgill
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So what should one call an alien that is in this country illegally? Undocumented immigrant is incorrect. Undocumented worker? Let’s not EVEN go there. Surely they have some documents somewhere and they are invaders not immigrants. They have documents in our welfare and voter registration offices as well as most police stations.


49 posted on 07/05/2012 12:56:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is only the beginning. It's all downhill from here.)
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50 posted on 07/05/2012 1:23:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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