Skip to comments.Poll: Undocumented Immigrant or ILLEGAL ALIEN?
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.
"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 its 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)
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?
Oh yeah, I learned those “diversity” arguments in college. Groan!!!!!!!!!!!
We don’t dehumanize them by protecting our border.
No, Mexico dehumanizes them by leading them to it.
Illegal aliens usually have lots of documents.
Ping ‘em please.
Just voted. This will be a poll they throw in the garbage.
Sadly, all too often, the illegal aliens have documents.
Invading criminal hordes.
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.
That description probably would've tallied the most votes had it been one of the options.
Calling an illegal alien an ‘undocumented worker’ is like calling an drug dealer an ‘unlicensed pharmacist’
“Sadly, all too often, the illegal aliens have documents.”
That makes them illegally documented aliens.
Probably. At least we can tick them off while they’re doing it.
Voted and commented too!
And according to a certain Juan, they are all “God’s children”! /sarc
After Gustav, Will NOLA have looters, or Undocumented Consumers exercising indefinite deferred payment plans?
Finally, a non Palin poll! LOL. Public radio in Chicago wants to know if it is “undocumented immigrant”, illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien”?
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