Skip to comments.Top Democrat warns against using term 'illegal immigrants'
Posted on 02/05/2013 4:23:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Opening the first immigration hearing of the new Congress, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee warned his colleagues not to use the term "illegal immigrant" as the debate goes on.
"I hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. 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," said Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat.
As Congress begins the immigration debate, both sides are preparing for an emotionally charged fight, and language will be one of the battlegrounds.
Many immigrant-rights advocates object to the terms "illegal" and "alien," saying that people cannot be deemed illegal, and that the word "alien" makes them sound inhuman. They argue the better terms are "undocumented migrants."
Many newspapers, including The Washington Times, use the phrase "illegal immigrant," deeming it the most accurate description...
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“Illegal people” works for me...
“WAR IS PEACE”
“FREEDOM IS SLAVERY”
“IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.”
illegal CRIMINAL immigrants!
There fixed it for the idiot congressman.
Criminal aliens, crimigrants, land lampreys, invaders....
They ARE illegal immigrants, you lying devil of a democrat, and you are out to take over and destroy America!
If there are no “illegal immigrants”, just “undocumented migrants”, then there are no “illegal weapons”, just “undocumented arms”.
NEVER underestimate the modern American Left for the blithely relentless damage it does both to language and the intellect all of they expose to it: they are “out of status”, according to Conyers.
More than implying that they are merely in a temporary political holding pen, and that the “status” they are going to give them is just around the corner.
Over time,they have perfected PC, and in doing so, have provided us with a true devolution of language where the way forward is also the way downward, downward into nonsense, deceit, deception, and the prideful ignorance of those that parrot it.
I have heard Mexicans refer to them as “mojados” (wet in the plural). That works for me.
correction to post 8 -—strike the “of” in the first sentence.
Remember back in high school? You’re in line in the cafeteria. A bunch of loud talk clique comes in and breaks in line before you. That the illegal immigrant.
There are thousands of respectful Mexicans in line for citizenship and this is what The good Rep. sneers at.
Let the illegals break in line in front of the respectful. That’s what the Dems are all about. What a bunch of loosers.
the correction should’ve reversed “all” and “of”
Hmmmm....this kind of reminds me of the White House admonition that the skeet shooting picture of the “O” was not to be photoshopped....get to work people....Conyers has just threatened our free speech!
Where is your heart? They are law abiding people who have to commit numerous misdemeanors and felonies everyday just to stay here. You have to admire their stick to itness. :) /s
Rep. John Conyers Jr. you’re right they are ILLEGAL ALIENS and criminals!!
“Immigrants”, under US Immigration parlance, cannot be “illegal”. The word “immigrant” implies legality. So clearly, the term “illegal aliens” is the accurate term.
I’ll just continue calling them illegal aliens.
“Our citizens are not the people in this country are not illegal. “ -John Conyers.
They aren’t citizens.
That kinda throws your idiotic blathering out the window moron.
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