Skip to comments.Illegal immigrant tells Congress not to call him illegal (Deport him!)
Posted on 02/13/2013 10:36:01 AM PST by jazusamo
Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here.
When you inaccurately call me illegal, you not only dehumanize me, youre offending them, he said. No human being is illegal.
Mr. Vargas testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside Chris Crane a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and president of the ICE agents union who is unable to arrest him under the administrations new non-deportation policies.
Mr. Vargas, who came out as an illegal immigrant several years ago, delivered an emotional plea for the country to legalize him.
What do you want to do with us? he asked the committee.
Last week, a top House Democrat also warned colleagues against using the term illegal immigrants.
Our citizens are not the people in this country are not illegal. They are are out of status. They are new Americans that are immigrants, Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, told colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee.
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This illegal alien goes before the US Senate Judiciary Committee and not only demands he not be called an illegal but demands his supposed rights.
I am offended and dehumanized when I have to pay taxes to support this ILLEGAL ALIEN and any of his relatives.
And, since he’s the ILLEGAL ALIEN, I really don’t give a smelly Obama about how offended he is.
No, Jose, you are not “illegal”. You are simply a criminal.
Fine. Call him a criminal alien invader. The summon the sergeant at arms to arrest him and hold him for transfer to ICE.
Get your illegal alien butt out of my country...
No one said this person is an illegal human being, as in his humanity is against the law. It’s your immigration status that’s against the law, if you entered this country illegally. Then you haven’t just committed a crime, like any else at large, avoiding the authorities. You are an “illegal alien.” That’s the term for it, and that’s not “inaccurate.”
By the way, if someone told a Congressional panel they were another sort of criminal, a thief or a murderer for instance, wouldn’t they be in jail?
Well said, you’re absolutely right.
They are new Americans that are immigrants, Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, told
Nuts gone to seed...
Only a baby born in the US to American parents arrives here as a new American...
even real immigrants dont arrive here as “new Americans”
They have to go through the prcess, jump through every hoop...
Illegal aliens are not immigrants...
He is an illegal alien and an invader. He should be pitched out, denied any future chance at entering the country legally (much less residence or citizenship) and threatened with hard time should he ever enter the country under any conditions, again.
Maybe we should change the label. Wonder how he’d like being called an INVASIVE immigrant?
If he is not a lawbreaker, then nobody is a lawbreaker and we should just empty out all the prisons.
On a separate note. I was watching a cooking show in spanish and the lady kept saying that recipes for meal she was preparing is different in the northern states as compared to the southern.
I finally realized that she was calling the United States the northern states and Mexico the southern states.
It seems that it is politically incorrect in Mexico to differentiate.
I’ve been pondering this for a while. How about a bunch of Americans head down to mexico, illegaly of course, and just start wreaking havoc. I’m talking about declaring open season on the drug cartels and corrupt mexican government, plundering and pillaging for fun and profit, with enough firepower to take over the country in an afternoon. I’m talking about wholesale insurrection, and removing the spanish-fascist regime that currently owns the country. Of course the mexicans would have learn english, but that would be a small price to pay for their freedom. Of course the employers in the north wouldn’t like this, but when you have a new country to develop, who cares what they think. Oh, and if the Americans won’t build a fence then the mexicans should to keep their socialist neighbors out.
Agreed. Imagine one of these guys going up to an interview at a US Embassy to apply for an immigrant visa...
"So, how do you plan on making a living once you've moved to California?"Of course not. And yet those who profit from illegals would have you pretend they're the same as any legal immigrant.
"I'm going to perform day labor for cash under the table, refuse to learn English, use a fake SSN and not pay any taxes, demand a drivers license and full welfare benefits, and have my kids educated in public schools in my native language, not yours."
"Ok, that sounds just fine, here you go!"
Maybe not. The cooking in the northern (Mexican) state of Chihuahua is quite different from that in the Mexico City region. Could she have been referring to that?
Or, since he invaded our space, how about Space Invader?
Not human-sounding enough?
Then how about Criminal Trespasser ?
As a gringo, if I sat in front of a bunch of "officials" like this and admitted to any federal crime, how long would it take them to arrest and charge me ?
Can I call you a WETBACK, you ILLEGAL CRIMINAL??
And how far does this go?
If we have to keep illegal Jose here, we can’t be selective can we? We’ll have to allow illegals from EVERYWHERE here too right? Wouldn’t want to be waaaasssis.
If we endorse persons to live here illegally, should we honestly expect anyone to comply with any of our other laws?
If the next 9/11 attack is the result of a porous border - who exactly is at fault for that?
This doesn’t end...
I am so SICK of this “It’s not illegal to be a human” S**T!!!!! Honestly, folks, how much more can we be expected to take????????
I was about to say all you’d be doing is pushing the problem further southward. It wouldn’t be the Mexicans’ job to build the fence, either, because the whole point is that we’d be conquering Mexico. We wouldn’t build a wall down there for the same reason we won’t build a wall now, aside from the fact that the border would be shorter.
Surely there’s be lots to develop. But why would the feds suddenly accommodate economic growth? Why would environuts ease up? All we’d be doing is adding millions of passengers ont the Welfare State gravy train.
We need to frame the issue by saying that we are Pro “Legal Immigration”.
What other countries have the loose standards that we do? I’ll tell you one country that doesn’t.....Meh-Hee-Co.
One hundred and fifty years ago we had an army in Mexico City. If we had stayed Mexico would be part of the United States. History has consequences.
Alrighty then we will call you a Wetback..
Meaning of wetback- Mexicans are called wetbacks because many illegal immigrants cross into the united states via the Rio Grande River, getting their backs wet.
It is possible. She was saying that in order to prepare a roast in northern states it was not necessary to wash the meat due to the stricter processing regulations. While in the southern states it was recommended that that the meat be washed before beginning the preparation due to the less strict regulations.
I thought she was referring to different countries.
We should be more sensitive of his culture. Let’s call him mojado (wet in Spanish). That is the word they use in Mexico for immigrantes illegales.
“Mr. Vargas, who came out as an illegal immigrant several years ago...”
This little Twink looks like he’s ready to “come out” of the closet as well.
Our citizens ... tells us all we need to know about Conyers' mindset.
So did ANY of the committee members call hosay on his bs? Anyone at all???
Of COURSE human beings are not illegal...but people who immigrated here in violation of the law can certainly be called by the shorthand name “illegal immigrant”. See? See how that sort of comes together in a grand way? Are you really that obtuse and stupid?
Now If my parents came and broke into your parents house and dragged me with them, are you saying that is perfectly ok? Hey I was just a kid...not responsible in any way and its obviously YOUR job to raise me etc.
IF you don’t care for that hosay, go back to whatever hellhole your parents dragged you from. dumbazz.
Conyers is a traitorous appeaser of any group that can be seen as a voter base for the democrats.
For years I have been referring to people who are not citizens and have infiltrated our border as Illegal Alien Criminal Invading Insurgent Colonists.
Which is exactly what they are. They do not want to assimilate (which is what immigration to this country is all about) but want to usurp citizens and our Constitution and turn the USA into a third world country through colonization.
All the whining and crying about we must let them stay is a crock. You gonna put them all on buses and drive them back to the southern border? A stupid strawman.
Several states have passed laws to not allow non-citizens to get welfare, foodstamps, healthcare, and not allow non citizen children to use our schools.
and most of them left, some back to Mexico and the rest to "sanctuary states" and in those states unemployment went down and the states became more prosperous.
Self deportation would work REAL well if only the laws were enforced.
I believe the ones going through the legal avenues have to show they won't be a financial burden to our government.
It's been calculated that for every working Illegal Alien Criminal Invading Insurgent Colonist here in this country costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.
What with all the free benefits and bring grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins to also reap the benefits of welfare etc etc
Calif voted on a measure to keep these criminal insurgents from taking advantage of these perks and it passed.
One LEFTIST judge deemed it unconstitutional and so it is not implemented.
None of the republicans fought it.
Imagine how California's econonmy would have improved if that measure would have been the law of the land in Calif.
Well said, you’re right on the mark, check my post #35.
Ok, so call him an admitted criminal. Fine him for every dime plus interest and handling that we’e spent on his family. Then, make sure we do a cavity search and shave his head to de-lice before throwing him with a cell with Big Daddy Boom Boom for six to eight months and then deport him and the rest of his illegal relatives back where they belong.
Well, well, well, seconds after I typed “big daddy” there was an ad for “big daddy” nail polish that showed up on the side bar of the next thread link I clicked. Howdy, Big Brother.
"OK Jose. From now on I'll refer to you as a criminal alien if you prefer."
Hey Jose Antonio Vargas we love immigrants - LEGAL immigrants.
Jose Antonio Vargas - you're a thief who broke into someone's home and thinks you should be treated like an invited guest. You were NOT invited. Go HOME Jose Antonio Vargas... go home. You're not welcome here except by corrupt democrat politicians who want to buy your vote. Democrats don't have the right to give away our country. Your type props them up. You know their kind... you have them in the country you escaped from - we don't want them here. Don't come here and keep them in office. They'll turn this country into the kind of place you escaped from... It's time - go home. Make your own country worth living in...
yeah well right now the illegal alien is guilty also of illegal gambling...
gambling that the US government will roll over and play dead at the sound of his demands...
the high roller illegal alien needs to roll himself souf of da stenkin border
“We need to frame the issue by saying that we are Pro Legal Immigration.”
I like it. We have to learn to use the language to shape arguments, the way the left does. Problem is, they have the media to blare it everywhere.
Actually I agree that he should not be called an “illegal alien”. Yes, he *is* an illegal alien. But the expression has been overused in the public dialogue, which makes it muddled in the public mind.
The left wants to call them “undocumented immigrants”, and we should not let them get away with that, but instead, revitalize *in the public mind*, what they really are.
Let me demonstrate how radically different and downright offensive this guy’s testimony becomes when you change the wording.
Jose Antonio Vargas, a MEXICAN CITIZEN and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called a MEXICAN CITIZEN, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here.
“When you inaccurately call me a MEXICAN CITIZEN, you not only dehumanize me, youre offending them,” he said. “No human being is a MEXICAN CITIZEN.”
Mr. Vargas, who “came out” as a MEXICAN CITIZEN several years ago, delivered an emotional plea for the country to legalize him.
“What do you want to do with us?” he asked the committee.
Last week, a top House Democrat also warned colleagues against using the term “MEXICAN CITIZENS.”
“Our MEXICAN CITIZENS are not the people in this country are not MEXICAN CITIZENS. They are are out of MEXICO. They are new Americans that are MEXICAN CITIZENS,” Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, told colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee.
Many MEXICAN CITIZEN-rights advocates object to the terms “MEXICAN” and “CITIZEN,” saying that people cannot be deemed MEXICANS, and that the word “MEXICAN” makes them sound inhuman. They argue the better terms are “UNDOCUMENTED MEXICAN CITIZENS.
Many newspapers, including The Washington Times, use the phrase “MEXICAN CITIZENS,” deeming it the most accurate description.
Mr. Vargas called himself an “UNDOCUMENTED MEXICAN CITIZEN.”
He is one of a number of MEXICAN CITIZENS who have come out of the shadows to argue their case for UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP.
He came to the U.S. to live with his grandfather, who was a UNITED STATES CITIZEN, but Mr. Vargas was never a UNITED STATES CITIZEN himself a fact he found out when he went to get a drivers license at age 16.
At least five other MEXICAN CITIZENS were scheduled to be guests at Tuesdays State of the Union address, though each of those has been granted specific tentative legal status AS A VISITING MEXICAN CITIZEN through one of the Homeland Security Department’s programs.
We could just call him Non-legal.
What part of entering our country without legal right to do so doesn’t this POS understand?
Isnt this illegal alien suppose to be a dream baby ???
If he came here as a child wheres the other illegal alien who brought him here to the US ???
He told the senate he was the only one of his family who was not here legally...
Just how old was he when he came here ???
Maybe he is not one of Obamas dreamies AKA our nightmares after all...
was his mother deported ???
We dont have all the info...
More lies to the senate ???
He mentions relatives, his grandfather, aunt and uncle I believe but doesn’t mention his parents.
Sounds like part of the family got him over here as a kid illegally and he never went back.
You’re correct, they’re not putting out all the info.
Speaking of *self-deport*...went to the car wash for the first time in months. First thing I noticed is that a black guy (you know, the ones who don’t want to work /s) took my “order”. Next, I noticed that the drivers and washers - who are usually (human) illegals - made up about half of the staff. The rest of the “dryers” were either black or white. Hmmmm. Looks like American citizens are doing the jobs the illegals used to do.
I read somewhere he was a dream kid so he could not be arrested in the senate...
that means some other illegal alien adult snuck through border with him and brought him here when he was younger than 16...
then his illegal alien parents would have had more illegal alien children born here...anchor babies...
BTW since hes old enough now has he signed up for selective service ???
The phony "just here for a better life" crowd who freely violate our borders and "do the jobs Americans won't do" have more criminal enterprises than you can shake a stick at.
<><>ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identities for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.
<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities. And probably voted and collected US benefits under every single identity.
<><>June 26, 2010 An illegal using multiple identities was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.
<><> Hilderberto Salinas sold state drivers' licenses issued out of the states Motor Vehicle Agency in NJ to illegals with multiple identities who did not have the necessary id's....among 40 people who participated in the widespread ring. "Impoverished" illegals paid $2,500 to $7,000 apiece for the licenses.
The majority of lawbreakers----illegal aliens---here are Mexicans.
AS FREEPER TADSLOS INSIGHTFULLY POSTED: "Americans have the foreign government of Mexico (and its co-conspirators in the Third World), that continually and relentlesly meddle in the internal affairs of the US----and BOTH vote-crazed political parties----- and ALL three branches of our government---- enable and actively participate in the process. Mexico, however, would NEVER cede its sovereignty to the US - but they sure dont mind taking our foreign aid dollars. Mexico is a giant leech, sucking us dry."
MEXICO IS MEDDLING IN US POLITICS---signs petition for U.S. gun control
Mexico and the Third World are pushing north at a furious pace----visions of foreign aid tax dollars dancing in their heads. These are more of their Fifth Column pressure groups acting on orders from their homelands.
The Mexican government adopts one, very smooth, tone when speaking to its patsies in America---vote-crazed US pols---- and another, very militant, tone when speaking to its own people about its ruthlessness in pursuing its own national interest at the expense of ours.
As long as vote-crazed politicans continue to suck-up to hyphenates to get re/elected, this scam will continue.