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Poll: Undocumented Immigrant or ILLEGAL ALIEN?
Chicago Public Radio ^ | Aug. 29, 2008 | Chicago Public Radio

Posted on 08/30/2008 6:33:13 PM PDT by AuntB

Chicago Public Radio presented an article not calling an alien an alien and got called on it. Now, they have this poll and want to know what the public thinks.

http://apps.wbez.org/blog/?p=470.

"We reported this week about a family that asked for an independent autopsy to rule out medical negligence in the death of a relative whom we identified as “an undocumented Mexican immigrant.” Our story led to a call from a listener in west suburban Oak Park who said it’s wrong to identify people as “undocumented” if they lack legal status to be in the United States. The fitting term, she said, is “illegal.” This topic has come up before and warrants a poll among our listeners/visitors (below)."

Illegal alien (88%, 996 Votes)

Undocumented immigrant (7%, 83 Votes)

Illegal immigrant (5%, 57 Votes)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; immigration; poll
You're going to just LOVE the comment section.
1 posted on 08/30/2008 6:33:14 PM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB

Oh yeah.


2 posted on 08/30/2008 6:34:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: AuntB

To me, “undocumented” suggests that you are here legally but you just don’t have your documents. Suppose an American citizen lost their driver’s license or their birth certificate. They are still American citizens, they are just “undocumented” because they don’t have their documents. And there are procedures available for them to replace their lost documents in such a case.

Whereas the illegal aliens are here illegally, so what’s wrong with calling a spade a spade?


3 posted on 08/30/2008 6:36:31 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: AuntB

Oh yeah, I learned those “diversity” arguments in college. Groan!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 08/30/2008 6:38:54 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: cripplecreek

We don’t dehumanize them by protecting our border.

No, Mexico dehumanizes them by leading them to it.


5 posted on 08/30/2008 6:39:47 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: AuntB

Illegal aliens usually have lots of documents.


6 posted on 08/30/2008 6:39:56 PM PDT by Mojave
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To: gubamyster; HiJinx; SwinneySwitch

Ping ‘em please.


7 posted on 08/30/2008 6:42:34 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: AuntB

Just voted. This will be a poll they throw in the garbage.


8 posted on 08/30/2008 6:43:35 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Sadly, all too often, the illegal aliens have documents.


9 posted on 08/30/2008 6:47:36 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: AuntB

Invading criminal hordes.


10 posted on 08/30/2008 6:50:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: BillyBonebrake

Central American countries are the only countries in the world where their main export is their people. They wouldn’t be leaving Mexico and other CA countries if it weren’t such a corrupt sh*thole.


11 posted on 08/30/2008 6:54:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Invading criminal hordes.

That description probably would've tallied the most votes had it been one of the options.

12 posted on 08/30/2008 6:57:50 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: AuntB

Calling an illegal alien an ‘undocumented worker’ is like calling an drug dealer an ‘unlicensed pharmacist’


13 posted on 08/30/2008 7:02:35 PM PDT by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: scrabblehack

“Sadly, all too often, the illegal aliens have documents.”

That makes them illegally documented aliens.


14 posted on 08/30/2008 7:03:42 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: SampleMan

Probably. At least we can tick them off while they’re doing it.


15 posted on 08/30/2008 7:15:24 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: AuntB

Voted and commented too!


16 posted on 08/30/2008 7:35:30 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: AuntB

And according to a certain Juan, they are all “God’s children”! /sarc


17 posted on 08/30/2008 7:36:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Don't steal. John McCain and Barack Obama hate competition.)
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To: AuntB

After Gustav, Will NOLA have looters, or Undocumented Consumers exercising indefinite deferred payment plans?


18 posted on 08/30/2008 7:39:02 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Computers: Once you go Mac, you'll never look back. :))
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To: AuntB; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; AmericaUnite; ...

Finally, a non Palin poll! LOL. Public radio in Chicago wants to know if it is “undocumented immigrant”, illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien”?

http://apps.wbez.org/blog/?p=470

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FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list.
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(looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)


19 posted on 08/30/2008 7:49:34 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right)
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To: AuntB
Voted "Illegal Alien" -- because they left out the correct choice:

"Criminal Invader".


20 posted on 08/30/2008 7:51:53 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: dynachrome

ping


21 posted on 08/30/2008 7:59:25 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: bcsco

ping


22 posted on 08/30/2008 8:04:50 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: TXnMA

HA! You got it right!


23 posted on 08/30/2008 8:27:09 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: dynachrome
out-of-status lol, never heard that one before!

How should Chicago Public Radio refer to out-of-status immigrants?

Illegal alien (87%, 1,272 Votes)

Illegal immigrant (7%, 97 Votes)

Undocumented immigrant (6%, 86 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,455

24 posted on 08/30/2008 8:33:19 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: AuntB

Voted and BTTT. Yep, I just loved the comment section.


25 posted on 08/30/2008 8:41:40 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Free Laz.)
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To: AuntB

Does crimmigrant sound too mean?


26 posted on 08/30/2008 8:49:20 PM PDT by beefree (AMERICA BLESS GOD)
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To: gilor

Excellent comparison!!!!! I have to remember your saying!!


27 posted on 08/30/2008 9:02:28 PM PDT by YLLady
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To: rabscuttle385

You still can’t lay off the McCain bashing even after he picked a conservative for running mate. You people are extremists.


28 posted on 08/30/2008 9:05:52 PM PDT by robert david (Ensure the new USSR is still-born - Elect John McCain. Smash the new National Socialists)
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To: robert david; AuntB; AmericanInTokyo; calcowgirl
You still can’t lay off the McCain bashing even after he picked a conservative for running mate.

What would you have me do, bow down and worship him?

Per your logic, if Obama had picked a conservative running mate, maybe we should stop bashing him too.

Just because McCain picked a conservative running mate doesn't automatically mean he is a conservative too.

You people are extremists.

And how am I an extremist? For pointing out his funny liberal word games and attempts to guilt trip folks into supporting his liberal pipe dreams?

29 posted on 08/30/2008 9:23:19 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Don't steal. John McCain and Barack Obama hate competition.)
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To: rabscuttle385

We have just a little over two months before the next President of the United States is elected and there is no time for your constant harping against our nominee. It will only serve to weaken our cause and strengthen the Dems.


30 posted on 08/30/2008 9:51:57 PM PDT by robert david (Ensure the new USSR is still-born - Elect John McCain. Smash the new National Socialists)
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To: robert david; SoConPubbie
We have just a little over two months before the next President of the United States is elected and there is no time for your constant harping against our nominee.

"Our" nominee? What makes you so sure that I'm a Republican?

I will feel free to harp against any liberal, especially the Republican and Democrat presidential candidates.

31 posted on 08/30/2008 9:56:07 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Don't steal. John McCain and Barack Obama hate competition.)
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To: dynachrome
How should Chicago Public Radio refer to out-of-status immigrants?

Total Voters: 1,520


32 posted on 08/30/2008 10:04:42 PM PDT by pattty (McCain/Palin 2008!)
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To: AuntB

done


33 posted on 08/31/2008 3:16:42 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: AuntB
Freeped, and I posted this comment:

I don’t blame anyone for wanting to come to this country and make a better life for themselves and their family. HOWEVER, I do blame those who come here illegally for breaking our law. That is a bad start.

If those other countries are so great, why are their people leaving and coming here? I would be perfectly happy if we simply mirror the laws of the other countries in relation to immigration. For example, if you are from Mexico, and you want to immigrate legally to the US, you should need to meet the laws of Mexico in relation to moving there legally from the US.

You would need a sponsor, and guaranteed job, etc. If you don’t have those, and overstay, you wind up in a Mexican prison in Mexico, so why expect differently if you come here?.

Comment: BillM – 31. August 2008 @ 7:58 am

34 posted on 08/31/2008 6:02:45 AM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: AuntB
Best comment of all was this one:

Calling an illegal alien an ‘undocumented immigrant’ is like calling an drug dealer an ‘unlicensed pharmacist’.

Great analogy!

35 posted on 08/31/2008 8:38:16 AM PDT by Kellykoop (All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.)
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To: AuntB

* Illegal alien (87%, 1,453 Votes)
* Illegal immigrant (7%, 120 Votes)
* Undocumented immigrant (5%, 88 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,661


36 posted on 08/31/2008 8:41:47 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: AuntB

I’m a REAL immigrant...

They are ILLEGAL ALIENS...

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37 posted on 08/31/2008 7:57:55 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Public radio is really politico progressive liberal and it employs meaningless sloupy double-speak like this.

no one is an immigrant UNLESS they come here legally, otherwise they are an ‘alien’.


38 posted on 09/02/2008 12:30:55 PM PDT by cowboy_code (Note for visitors at Arafat's grave - first dance, THEN pee.)
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To: cowboy_code

no one is an immigrant UNLESS they come here legally, otherwise they are an ‘alien’.

_________________________________________

REAL immigrants are also “aliens”


39 posted on 09/02/2008 1:39:31 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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