Skip to comments.UC BERKELEY STUDENT GOVERNMENT BANS TERM ‘ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT’
Posted on 11/08/2013 3:28:24 PM PST by mandaladon
The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term illegal immigrant from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory.
In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word illegal is racially charged, dehumanizes people, and contributes to punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.
The resolution in support of drop the I-word campaign was approved 18 to 0 with one abstention on Oct. 30, according to a copy of the meetings minutes obtained by The College Fix.
Its approval marks at least the second time this semester that a public universitys student government has voted to eradicate the phrase. UCLA passed a nearly identical measure in late August.
There are an estimated 900 students in the country illegally who are currently enrolled in the 10-campus, University of California system, according to UC officials. These students live in fear because former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano is now president of the UC system, according to the resolution, which aims to create a safe campus environment for all students.
The I word is legally inaccurate since being out of status is a civil rather than criminal infraction, states the resolution, which notes some journalists have stopped using the term.
No human being is illegal, the resolution continues. Foreign nationals, undocumented immigrants, immigrants without papers and immigrants seeking status are examples of terms we can use that do not dehumanize people.
The resolution also calls for administrators and faculty to attend an UndocuAlly training workshop.
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ah yes Berkeley the epicenter of the 60’s FREE SPEECH movement shuts down free speech.
All for banning “illegal immigrant”...
if replacing it with either Crimigrant or Criminalien. The latter preferred.
The way to stop this idiocy is for more Conservatives to be active in student govt while in college.
So they’re back to illegal aliens?
I could count the number of Conservatives at UC Berkeley on my middle finger.
Good, because Illegal Alien is a much more descriptive title. These law breaking criminals are not immigrants, or they would have come here legally! They mooch off our tax dollars, rob, rape and murder our citizens and deserve jail and then deportation. Bezerkly can KMA.
I think the institution of UC Berkeley, particularly its leadership and a large portion of its faculty, have in certain ways had a horrendously negative influence on the whole nation and have, directly and indirectly, lowered the quality of life for millions of Americans.
For moe, even that term is too soft. Prefixing an action with "illegal" is used for relatively innocuous things such as "illegal fishing" or "illegal parking". My preference for describing the human flotsam and jetsam flooding America would be "criminal invaders" or perhaps "alien terrorists".
the NYC mayor elect calls them undocumented citizens....now isn’t that special....
They're not biased or anything, are they?
BTW, Berkeley -- you can't do that. You can't ban speech. Remember Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement, right on your own campus, back in 1962?
Oh, right -- he was a Communist. Big difference. Sorry, my bad.
I always use the more appropriate term, Foreign Invaders.
They are exactly right to ban the term “illegal immigrant.”
They are “illegal aliens.”
An immigrant by definition is a legal resident and has a “green card” in his/her possession as proof.
Okay - Just call them what they are: CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS
Since ‘illegal immigrant’ is not acceptable at UC Berkeley I will henceforth use the term, “wetback”.
Is referring to Irish, Ukrainian and Russians within the USA without proper immigration paperwork, as ‘Illegal Immigrants’ racial charged?
Unfortunately for them this is still America. If I want to call an illegal immigrant an illegal immigrant, then I will.
Changing the name does not negate that they are in our Country ILLEGALLY!
Purely Orwellian. Twist and pervert language to the point where no one can see sense or reason.
The Left has Fascist tendencies - it’s always about control...I’m so glad I left there in ‘78...had had enough of political correctness even back then.