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Lots of responses to this on the page linked above. I don't know how many papers portray groups against illegal immigration as "anti-immigration" but that would be a good topic to write to the editor about, IMHO.
1 posted on 01/30/2006 4:02:14 PM PST by Gondring
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To: Gondring

...portray groups against illegal immigration as "anti-immigration"...
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It is called LIBERAL SPIN. Turn something ILLEGAL into something LEGAL --- just the typical criminal-supporting libs in action. So predictable.


2 posted on 01/30/2006 4:14:23 PM PST by EagleUSA
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I don't think that EVERYONE in the Minutemen and Border Watch groups are "anti-immigration" legal or not. But, since we are discussing word usage now, is it even proper to say "illegal immigration" as in all immigration is legal by definition, so those here illegally cannot be called immigrants?


3 posted on 01/30/2006 4:18:55 PM PST by clawrence3
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What a bunch of bluenoses. I suppose you'll be wanting the assault, robbery and kidnapping laws enforced next.

/sarcasm


5 posted on 01/30/2006 4:22:38 PM PST by relictele
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To: Gondring

Newspapers have what is called a style book, which is politically motivated. As an example in the newspapers you will always see "pro-choice" and "anti-choice," not "pro-life," and the reason is the newspaper style books require the writer of the articles to use those terms.


6 posted on 01/30/2006 4:23:29 PM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Gondring

Down here they're referred to as "Undocumented Workers".


18 posted on 01/30/2006 5:03:35 PM PST by 38special (Where's the outrage?)
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To: Gondring
THEY don't call them illegal immigrants (much less illegal aliens), THEY call them undocumented migrants or just immigrants. That ought to tell you something about what the ruling elite believe and what they plan to do. Legal or illegal is both just a technical numbers argument and a cop-out. After all, what if Congress suddenly granted citizenship to all aliens now in the U.S. and declared that all who came here were entitled to stay, except perhaps known criminals and terrorists? Would that silence the "I'm only against ILLEGAL immigration crowd?" There would be no illegal immigrants, and the law would have been followed, so what objections could they raise, and why don't they raise them now?

"I'm only against ILLEGAL immigration" is a code-phrase for "please don't call me a racist", "anti-immigrant" is a code-phrase for "you're a racist." Immigration policy is about race, everybody knows it, but nobody really wants to bring it out in the open.

19 posted on 01/30/2006 5:33:46 PM PST by jordan8
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29 posted on 01/31/2006 11:17:11 AM PST by gubamyster
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They are not "illegal immigrants". They are illegal aliens.


31 posted on 01/31/2006 11:30:18 AM PST by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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Time mag. cover story this week: Hispanic man, now US citizen, has his own landscaping firm...Long Island, I think. He said he came to the US because he was desperate, and when he made money and sent some home, the entire village headed north.


33 posted on 01/31/2006 11:41:33 AM PST by hershey
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34 posted on 01/31/2006 1:49:32 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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I liked this response: Sarcasm on!

Sally wrote on January 28, 2006 11:14 AM:"Actually, I am waiting for our president to pass the guest worker program that will bring another hord of illegals and to legalize the 20 million more illegals in out country because there won't be any Mexicans left in Mexico and I can move there and build a house that I can't afford here in the United States. I also can travel back to Mexifornia for my free medical and dental services because I am from Mexico. I am even debating about having an "anchor" baby on the American side (using a relative's address) so the welfare dept can send me money to a post office box in San Ysidro that I can collect each and every month for 18 years and never have to work again. There will be so many benefits I will be able to collect once I am living in Mexico. The more I think about it, the faster I am packing. Viva la Mexico and Adios to Stupido America. "


36 posted on 01/31/2006 2:48:41 PM PST by TheLion
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