Skip to comments.Illegal Immigrant: Don't Call Me "Illegal"
Posted on 02/13/2013 12:23:03 PM PST by Kaslin
Back in December, "undocumented Americans" were in the running to become TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" and just two weeks ago, Democratic Rep. John Conyers referred to illegal immigrants as simply "out of status" Americans. Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas asked Congress not to call him "illegal."
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, you’re 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 administration’s 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.
How can Vargas be legalized if he isn't illegal? As a reminder, entering the United States without permission is a crime or in other words is, illegal.
A reminder about US Code-Section 1325- Improper Entry by Alien:
(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection;
misrepresentation and concealment of facts 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.
(b) Improper time or place; civil penalties Any alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty
Sorry. If the shoe fit.
If you don’t like illegal alien, how about criminal.
Legals are racist when they use the "I" word.
Too bad we can’t call him “deported.”
OK! You are not an “Illegal Immigrant”, you are a “Foreign Invader”.
Wouldn’t that be status-ist?
Fine, you’re an F’n criminal who along with your anchors takes money out of my pockets which could go to support my family. If I had my way you would be put into bread and water hard labor building a secure wall all along the border; and afterwards chucked over the wall and into your home $h!thole.
I’ll call you whatever I please, Sancho.
i believe the mexican govt calls illegals, illegals. among the nicer things they call them.
Simply unbelievable. What is worse, no one said STFU to him.
Surprised he didn’t demand they speak in spanish.
We call them ILLEGAL ALIENS because they are ILLEGAL ALIENS. If they think they can bully us into silence by using the race card, think again. It’s time we made it clear that the race card doesn’t work anymore.
Why the Hell did my Parents have to through the Rigamoral to immigrate and gain citizenship in 1972. When all they could have done was change my Mothers name from "Linda" to "Rosa", cross the Rio Grande and got all this Sh!t for free!?!?
...You and the Horse your Rode in On!
Call him “deported” instead.
Okay Mr. Tibbs. Now go back to Juarez or wherever you came from. But before you go, pay for your schooling, health care, court costs, and your taxes.
LOLOL!! I would LOVE to see someone do that to 0bama,Pelosi,Reid and the whole damned bunch of them!
Or felonious immigrant.