...portray groups against illegal immigration as "anti-immigration"...
It is called LIBERAL SPIN. Turn something ILLEGAL into something LEGAL --- just the typical criminal-supporting libs in action. So predictable.
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?
What a bunch of bluenoses. I suppose you'll be wanting the assault, robbery and kidnapping laws enforced next.
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.
Down here they're referred to as "Undocumented Workers".
"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.
They are not "illegal immigrants". They are illegal aliens.
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.
Illinois Minuteman Project Rally
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. "