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UC-Berkeley Students Ban Use of ‘Illegal Immigrant’
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Posted on 11/09/2013 11:00:53 AM PST by Sub-Driver

November 8, 2013 12:38 PM UC-Berkeley Students Ban Use of 'Illegal Immigrant' By Andrew Johnson

The University of California–Berkeley student government unanimously passed a resolution banning the term “illegal immigrant” from the body’s official discourse. The resolution is the second such measure to be passed since former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano took over as president of the UC system.

The Berkeley student government showed its support for the “drop the I-word” campaign, deeming the term “racially charged,” according to the College Fix. “The ‘I’ word is legally inaccurate since being out of status is a civil rather than criminal infraction,” the resolution reads.

Napolitano’s arrival to the UC system has been met with resistance from some students, professors, and other employees because of her record on detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. For example, at the Board of Regents’ approval vote in July, protesters stormed the room shouting ”Shame!” resulting in arrests. In its resolution, the Berkeley student government claimed students live in fear of Napolitano.

The resolution offers alternative terms in place of the rejected term so as to not “dehumanize people,” such as “undocumented,” “immigrants without papers,” “foreign nationals,” or “immigrants seeking status.”

The one student who abstained from the 18–0 vote to pass the resolution said he felt it didn’t accomplish anything substantive. Additionally, he said his fellow members showed disrespect when he raised some objections to the resolution by turning their backs to him as he spoke.

Via College Fix.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; berkeley; illegalimmigrants
Makes me feel better already.........
1 posted on 11/09/2013 11:00:53 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

. . . and thereby ban precision in language.


2 posted on 11/09/2013 11:01:51 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Sub-Driver

Right. Call them dehumanized aliens.


3 posted on 11/09/2013 11:03:41 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Makes me feel better already...”

Really; I’m sure they all slept a little better knowing they’d done their part to save the world and fight injustice.


4 posted on 11/09/2013 11:05:03 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: JohnBrowdie
as go language so goes perception...

"out of status"? now THERES a definition for ya!

is BARRY OUT OF STATUS???


5 posted on 11/09/2013 11:05:03 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: JohnBrowdie

This is what political correctness does. It bans certain language so as to further an agenda.

These people are illegal. We can discuss changing their legal status, but, the fact remains they are here illegally. We can’t state such a fact, apparently.

The term “illegal alien” was banned by the liberals years ago, because they felt that “alien” was a pejorative term.


6 posted on 11/09/2013 11:05:06 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver

“The ‘I’ word “ ?

Really?


7 posted on 11/09/2013 11:05:18 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JohnBrowdie

A more precise term is “criminal alien”. I don’t suppose they’d like that one either though.


8 posted on 11/09/2013 11:06:17 AM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

I would be happier with, “that dude on the bus being sent back to tijuana”.


9 posted on 11/09/2013 11:07:15 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Sub-Driver

I had at least one Illegal Alien in my family. One stowed away in a boat in 1795 at age 11 and came to the colonies.


10 posted on 11/09/2013 11:08:21 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“The ‘I’ word is legally inaccurate since being out of status is a civil rather than criminal infraction,” the resolution reads.

OK, I'll accept that. Let's call them "uncivil aliens", then. Emphasis on "alien", of course.

11 posted on 11/09/2013 11:11:54 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: mountainlion

There now called FUTURE DEMOCRATS. The name was changed to protect the guilty.


12 posted on 11/09/2013 11:12:36 AM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Sub-Driver
After all the years of protesting the VN War, I wondered what the college-scumbags were going to do with all their free time.
Ironic that: Now, fifty years later they ignore the 1st Amendment and that's considered progress.
13 posted on 11/09/2013 11:13:10 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just call yourselves Mexicans already and be done with it !


14 posted on 11/09/2013 11:15:02 AM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So we’re back to “wetback”?


15 posted on 11/09/2013 11:16:16 AM PST by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: Sub-Driver
in other news, UCB students ban critical thinking...
16 posted on 11/09/2013 11:16:19 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Bob

I prefer the term “invading foreign force” or “foreign invaders”


17 posted on 11/09/2013 11:20:29 AM PST by Jim Hill
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To: Sub-Driver
Back in the day the Border Patrol called them Tonks.

Because that is the sound that a flash light make when you smack then over the head.

18 posted on 11/09/2013 11:21:26 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Sub-Driver

They are not immigrants, they are aliens. Illegal ones at that.


19 posted on 11/09/2013 11:30:17 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The article is WRONG! Violating U.S. immigration laws is a criminal offense.


20 posted on 11/09/2013 11:33:17 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cal-Berkeley talking apes.


21 posted on 11/09/2013 11:35:51 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess wetback is out too.

That leaves “undocumented democrats.”


22 posted on 11/09/2013 11:39:19 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Sub-Driver

Meanwhile terms like “honky” and “whitey” are OK.

I guess the Left only cares if some people are “de-humanized”.


23 posted on 11/09/2013 11:47:01 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

I plan to ramp up my use of the term “illegal alien.”


24 posted on 11/09/2013 11:49:38 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Sub-Driver

how do they refer to the current occupant of our White House, then?


25 posted on 11/09/2013 12:02:34 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Sub-Driver
“The ‘I’ word is legally inaccurate since being out of status is a civil rather than criminal infraction,” the resolution reads.

How is violating National boundaries (via invasion, or trespassing) not a criminal infraction?
All Nations protect their boundaries - except for apparently the United States which is not allowed to do so. The world-wide communist movement has deemed the United States as belonging to the world. Our Government also refuses to uphold the Constitution and protect our boundaries - a dereliction of duty that belongs to both political parties.

26 posted on 11/09/2013 12:09:25 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Sub-Driver

This from the home of the free speech movement ;)


27 posted on 11/09/2013 12:11:58 PM PST by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: Menehune56

It is good to know that laws don’t apply anymore. We already know they don’t apply to DemocRATS.

Lefties are adept at Lying, Cheating and Stealing. When they come by your yard where you are growing your food, after the collapse make sure they show their vote card and party affiliation.


28 posted on 11/09/2013 12:12:45 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wait a sec, when did Janet deport anyone? Did I miss that action on her part??

Freakin lying scum. ILLEGALS, that’s what I’ll call them, like it or not.


29 posted on 11/09/2013 12:41:09 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Sub-Driver; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...
While they're at it, they should ban the use of the term “drug dealer,” it's very insensitive and judgmental. Instead, call them “unlicensed pharmacists.”
30 posted on 11/09/2013 1:55:45 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Sub-Driver

The alternate term, “foreign nationals” isn’t bad at all. They aren’t Americans.


31 posted on 11/09/2013 2:20:50 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nuconvert

Can’t say the I word? Obama uses it all the time!

Liberals did away with English grammar. Now they’re doing away with vocabulary. What’s next?


32 posted on 11/09/2013 2:28:43 PM PST by abclily
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To: JohnBrowdie
Technically they're correct. They are not illegal, but if you want precision the word criminal should be used.

Reference: 8 U.S.C. § 1325.

33 posted on 11/09/2013 3:08:17 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree. It should be “criminal trespassers”.


34 posted on 11/09/2013 4:01:07 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the Libs say we are.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Invaders work for me.


35 posted on 11/09/2013 4:06:44 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: mountainlion
Your ancestor wasn't illegal, he came per the backing and authority of the Church to escape persacution. Others came later per the authority and backing of British royal law.
What they found here were stone age people who didn't even know what a wheel was. A slightly different situation than
Mexicans and other nationals crossing into this country
without legal authorization.
36 posted on 11/09/2013 4:16:15 PM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Sub-Driver

The adults (if there are any) at UC are letting the children run the house? No surprise there...


37 posted on 11/10/2013 7:58:34 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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