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Immigrants protest 'illegal' label
Newsday.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | LAUREN R. HARRISON

Posted on 08/21/2012 7:04:04 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy

A small group of immigrants gathered in Woodbury Monday to protest the use of the word "illegal" to describe those who have entered the United States without documentation.

"By saying illegal, they're assuming that we broke a criminal law," said Jackeline Saavedra, 27, of Bay Shore, a Touro Law Center student who identified herself as undocumented. "Not everybody enters illegally."

Coordinators said they prefer the phrase "undocumented immigrant."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegal
I suppose wetback is out.
1 posted on 08/21/2012 7:04:12 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy
"Not everybody enters illegally."

True, many of you knowingly overstay your visas.
2 posted on 08/21/2012 7:06:00 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
"Operation Wetback" - How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico
3 posted on 08/21/2012 7:07:03 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
"I suppose wetback is out."

Enemy Alien is probably out, too, although it might apply to the current occupant of the White House.

4 posted on 08/21/2012 7:07:44 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Bubba_Leroy

It is a Criminal Law.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 7:08:10 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

“Coordinators said they prefer the phrase “undocumented immigrant.””

How about the phrase “Go to hell, you thieving sons-of-b!tches”?

Is that better?

Or should I stick with “illegal”?


6 posted on 08/21/2012 7:09:02 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: andyk
True, many of you illegally overstay your visas.
7 posted on 08/21/2012 7:09:19 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

“By saying illegal, they’re assuming that we broke a criminal law,” said Jackeline Saavedra”.

BECAUSE YOU DID!....geez


8 posted on 08/21/2012 7:12:04 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
A small group of immigrants gathered in Woodbury Monday to protest the use of the word "illegal" to describe those who have entered the United States without documentation illegally.

Fixed it.

9 posted on 08/21/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

The illegal alien invaders prefer to be called “undocumented immigrants”! ROTFL! Isn’t that special. Well, I’m an American and I prefer to call them illegal alien invaders because that’s what they are.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I, for one don’t give a rat’s patootie what you want to be called. You are an illegal immigrant.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 7:17:41 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Oh No! I feel overcome with the need to get Funky!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/34/Illegal_Alien_Single.jpg/220px-Illegal_Alien_Single.jpg

12 posted on 08/21/2012 7:23:12 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I gave up wetback willingly, having hoed cotton rows as a kid next to illegals who had dry backs, and could go all day long in the Southwest sun without breaking a sweat. I won’t give up the term illegal, not even when the PC Nazis who will come to reeducate me.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 7:24:31 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Bubba_Leroy

By this illegals way of thinking, Agent Terrys death is a joke.

She thinks the Border Patrol is a joke. All agents died because they had no right to try and stop the undocumented from coming here for welfare, free medical, voting purposes, or non tax paying jobs. S/

My distaste for arrogant illegals is growing daily. They are destroying this nation. Mexico is getting off scott free while we have to pay for their citizens. They should be sued for human rights violations and every dime we have had to pay out for these criminals.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 7:25:03 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Drug pushers would feel better about themselves if we called them “undocumented pharmacists.” So what?
15 posted on 08/21/2012 7:26:03 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: V_TWIN

Just think! She wants to be a “lawyer”! LOL! If there is one thing America doesn’t need more of, it’s “lawyers” with very low I.Q.s.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 7:33:09 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

They(illegals) break the law,they are rewarded with everything! The Americans that are born here have to work and pay for everything....Now we have these ILLEGALS...trying to tell us what to call them....that’s screwed up !!!


17 posted on 08/21/2012 7:40:42 AM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Coordinators said they prefer the phrase "undocumented immigrant."

While I prefer something like "Illegal Looting Moocher".


18 posted on 08/21/2012 7:42:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’.

-William Shakespeare


19 posted on 08/21/2012 7:43:54 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Bob Buchholz
“I, for one don’t give a rat’s patootie what you want to be called. You are an illegal immigrant.”

let's drop the “immigrant” . they are illegal, there fore they cannot be immigrants. Or am I missing something?

20 posted on 08/21/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT by Iron head mike (The government will soon make criminals of us all.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
They're Not illegal alians,They're Parasites sucking the life blood out of the American taxpayer.
21 posted on 08/21/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
"By saying illegal, they're assuming that we broke a criminal law," said Jackeline Saavedra, 27, of Bay Shore, a Touro Law Center student who identified herself as undocumented. "Not everybody enters illegally."

Yet another reason we need to purge America of the illegal immigrant within; we don't need anymore stupid people breeding within our borders. We have enough of those already, they're called liberals.

22 posted on 08/21/2012 7:47:34 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Vigilanteman

and bank robbers make “undocumented withdrawals”


23 posted on 08/21/2012 7:48:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
"By saying illegal, they're assuming that we broke a criminal law," said Jackeline Saavedra

"Jackeline, you ignorant slut."


24 posted on 08/21/2012 7:51:26 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

criminal + immigrant = crimmigrant


25 posted on 08/21/2012 7:53:17 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

“Not everybody enters illegally.”

Even overstaying a visa is illegal...nope...don’t see a problem with the terminology.

Skru your selves.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 7:54:05 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Coordinators said they prefer the phrase "undocumented immigrant."

Who gives a rat's A** what they prefer?

27 posted on 08/21/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

If you knowingly overstay your visa, you are here illegaly. If you sneak across the border, you are here illegaly. I, and a lot of other people, are getting tired of these arrogant illegals and their enablers flaunting their complete disregard of the law, knowing they can get away with it because of our corrupt government.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 7:55:51 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Coordinators said they prefer the phrase "undocumented immigrant."

Who gives a rat's A** what they prefer?

29 posted on 08/21/2012 8:02:04 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Coordinators said they prefer the phrase "undocumented immigrant."

Who gives a rat's A** what they prefer?

30 posted on 08/21/2012 8:02:20 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: TurboZamboni

and bank robbers make “undocumented withdrawals
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And stolen cars are ‘unauthorized use’.

Few years back I had a car sitting in my driveway and (according to police) someone apparently ‘borrowed’ it as I had left a set of keys in it.
When ‘written up’ it was called unauthorized use, with the explanation that it was bad for the ‘zip code’ insurance wise if to many cars were reported stolen etc.

I opined, ‘Isn’t unauthorized use of MY car if I invite you in my home and you take my keys and use my car?’
Which I actually consider stolen etc but.....

When the Police came by to take the report he looked around and said ‘Kind of gutty someone come here and take a car out of your driveway’.... I wasn’t in the woods but somewhat secluded. He ‘assumed’ (correctly, I may add) that I was armed, as were most of us and this was before they ‘officially’ said just because someone was in your yard and stealing your property they weren’t ‘fair game’.

Course, back then, alcohol and drugs weren’t considered ‘diseases’ making one eligible for SSI etc...

AH, the good old days when you could protect your homestead and possessions.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Bubba_Leroy

They are illegal invaders and should be shot on sight.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 8:20:22 AM PDT by ponz7
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Coordinators said they prefer the phrase "undocumented immigrant."

Oh, it's a "preference" is it?

Well then, it appears that I have a preference as well.

Criminal Illegal Alien Border Law Violators

I stopped using it a while back because it puts a LOT of emphasis on the illegal aspect of the Illegals presence here in the u.S. as well as the origin of the illegals illegality's (ie, crimes) that earned them the label of "Illegal" . . . and it was kind of long.

But since it is a "preference" I prefer to go back to using illegal as it is an accurate description of the illegals and it is not THAT long.

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33 posted on 08/21/2012 8:26:27 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Maybe PC talk works,social leach.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 8:44:24 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Coordinators said they prefer the phrase "undocumented immigrant."

"Invader" is more appropriate.

35 posted on 08/21/2012 9:02:33 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Coordinators said they prefer the phrase “undocumented immigrant.”

I’d prefer they be arrested for ILLEGALLY enter or remaining in American and sent packing...........

I’d prefer they were not significantly adding to our National Debt.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 9:23:46 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

When you are in the country against the law or your visa has expired then you are here ILLEGALLY.

Don’t like it then become legal. But return to your own damn country to do it. No cutting in line, not cheating.

You don’t like being illegal? I don’t like illegals who think that I need to treat them like special citizens or treat them like fellow citizens.

When the first act of your visit to America is to break the laws then you are NOT welcome here.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 9:50:28 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Still, the word “illegal” makes Elias Llivicura, 18, who described himself as undocumented, feel “uncomfortable.”

“We also have feelings too,” said Llivicura, of Bellport, who came to Long Island from Ecuador at age 8. “It makes me feel like I’m different from everybody else,” he said. “It makes me feel like really bad inside.”


BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Being called illegal made him feel bad inside? Like he’s different from everyone else?

Guess what, Elias, YOU ARE DIFFERENT FROM EVERYONE ELSE. Everyone who is either a natural born citizen or an immigrant who LEGALLY became a citizen. If that makes you feel bad, Elias, you are free to leave.

Seriously...is this guy kidding? We should stop calling them what they are - illegal - because it makes them feel bad? It makes ME feel bad that they’re here in the first place and I’M a citizen (with easily scannable papers to prove it).

Ugh...this gets me so aggravated.


38 posted on 08/21/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Maybe they would prefer WOPS...

That used to mean “with out papers.”


39 posted on 08/21/2012 10:10:06 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Bubba_Leroy

TS you PC retard. It is illegal for you to be here, so the term fits just fine. Don’t like it, too bad. You can always leave the country if it hurts your feelings so much.

Oh, and a good portion of us understand why you really want us to stop saying “Illegal Alien”, but I refuse to stop using it as the term fits just fine.


40 posted on 08/21/2012 10:36:40 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Sorry, I thought the illegal part went without saying. It’s more often that intent is the key.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 2:58:32 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

It is currently a civil violation of immigration law for someone to overstay their visa, or to enter the US without adequate documents; this is not a part of the Federal criminal code.

OK, let us make it a Federal Felony.

It is legal to shoot a fleeing felon.

She should be careful what she wishes for.


42 posted on 08/22/2012 10:10:11 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: Mack the knife
It is currently a civil violation of immigration law for someone to overstay their visa, or to enter the US without adequate documents; this is not a part of the Federal criminal code.

It is not (currently) a criminal offense to enter the U.S. legally and then overstay your visa (illegal presence). You are still an illegal alien, but your unlawful presence is a civil offense.

It is a criminal offense to enter the U.S. illegally (illegal entry). It is also a criminal offense to use fraudulent documents to enter the U.S., or to get a job, collect welfare, vote, etc.

43 posted on 08/22/2012 1:44:24 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Mack the knife
I found the criminal statute, 8 U.S.C. sec. 1325(a):

"Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both."

44 posted on 08/22/2012 1:51:18 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Because you DID break a criminal law you STUPID Mexican.

SEAL THE F’ING BORDER NOW!


45 posted on 08/22/2012 1:59:01 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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