Skip to comments.Immigrants protest 'illegal' label
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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Enemy Alien is probably out, too, although it might apply to the current occupant of the White House.
It is a Criminal Law.
“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”?
“By saying illegal, they’re assuming that we broke a criminal law,” said Jackeline Saavedra”.
BECAUSE YOU DID!....geez
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.
I, for one don’t give a rat’s patootie what you want to be called. You are an illegal immigrant.
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!
While I prefer something like "Illegal Looting Moocher".
‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’.
let's drop the “immigrant” . they are illegal, there fore they cannot be immigrants. Or am I missing something?
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.
and bank robbers make “undocumented withdrawals”
"Jackeline, you ignorant slut."
criminal + immigrant = crimmigrant
“Not everybody enters illegally.”
Even overstaying a visa is illegal...nope...don’t see a problem with the terminology.
Skru your selves.
Who gives a rat's A** what they prefer?
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.
Who gives a rat's A** what they prefer?
Who gives a rat's A** what they prefer?
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.
They are illegal invaders and should be shot on sight.
Oh, it's a "preference" is it?
Well then, it appears that I have a preference as well.
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.
Maybe PC talk works,social leach.
"Invader" is more appropriate.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Maybe they would prefer WOPS...
That used to mean “with out papers.”
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.
Sorry, I thought the illegal part went without saying. It’s more often that intent is the key.
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.
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.
"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."
Because you DID break a criminal law you STUPID Mexican.
SEAL THE F’ING BORDER NOW!