"Weasel words"? They're ONLY the words defining this debate.
The way they entered this country does not define their legal status on the day they flew those airplanes into those buildings. Your argument is like saying that Ted Bundy should have been set free because back when he was in the Sixth Grade, he hadn't killed anybody yet.
Repeatedly talking about the way an illegal immigrant entered the country instead of acknowledging the fact that he is illegal regardless of how he entered the country is weasely. And you are continuing to do so, even after your error has been pointed out to you many times.
Now, go ahead and tell me the entered the country legally again... That is not the point!
“They’re ONLY the words defining this debate.”
No, the debate is about legal vs illegal status.
Those who don’t like the debate are trying to redefine it, but that will not work regarding people who break the law (illegal).