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Democratic Rep. Rush wants to stop House use of term 'illegal immigrants'
The Hill ^

Posted on 04/15/2013 10:28:36 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Democratic Rep. Rush wants to stop House use of term 'illegal immigrants' By Pete Kasperowicz - 04/15/13 10:01 AM ET

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has introduced a resolution that calls on members of the House to stop referring to "undocumented foreign nationals" as "illegal" immigrants.

His proposal, H.Res. 155, expresses the "necessity" for members of the House to use the term "undocumented" instead of "illegal" when referring to "foreign nationals which are working in the United States without proper documentation."

Rush's resolution was proposed shortly after The Associated Press news service said it would no longer use the term "illegal immigrant." According to the AP, "illegal" should be used to describe an action, not a person.

But conservatives criticized the decision as a political one that seemed designed to help those who support an immigration reform bill that would include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally. The decision was made by the AP just as Congress is starting to consider immigration reform.

On Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said on the House floor that he believes "illegal immigrant" is still the right term, despite conversations he's had with British officials.

"I asked what words they use, and I was told the appropriate terminology is 'irregular migrant,' " Gohmert said Friday. "I was concerned that sounded too much like some kind of body function. I hated to use that term.

"Anyway, when people immigrate into a country illegally, it's illegal immigration," Gohmert added. "And it is a problem."

Rush's resolution would be non-binding if it were to pass, but it likely has no chance of going forward in the Republican House. As of Friday, it had no sponsors.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; bobbyrush; illegal; illegalaliens; stillillegal

1 posted on 04/15/2013 10:28:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Can we cut to the chase and call them “Undocumented Democrat election fraudsters?”


2 posted on 04/15/2013 10:29:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I wonder if they would prefer the term “border jumpers”?


3 posted on 04/15/2013 10:33:23 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Sub-Driver

OK!Instead of illegal alians we’ll call them Criminal Alians.Is that better.


4 posted on 04/15/2013 10:33:51 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Okay, let’s call them ‘illegal foreign expatriates,.........


5 posted on 04/15/2013 10:34:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about we call them “alien foreign invaders”? Or how about “domestic business sponsored insurgents”? Cheap labor will cost you dearly in the end.


6 posted on 04/15/2013 10:34:14 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We need to stop using the term Democrat when refering to the Socialist Marxist party.


7 posted on 04/15/2013 10:34:32 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Sub-Driver

Illegal ALIEN.

Immigrants follow the law.


8 posted on 04/15/2013 10:36:23 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Bobby Rush.

 

If Obama had a senile old fool for a son.....


9 posted on 04/15/2013 10:37:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What they are are foreign nationals, and therefore invaders.

And you swore an oath, Congressman, to protect each and every state from invasion.

So just shut up already and do your duty.


10 posted on 04/15/2013 10:37:31 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Seek the lesser of two evils and God is likely to give it to you, and the greater evil too.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mexican moochers,future Rat voters,Spanish speaking squatters.take your pick


11 posted on 04/15/2013 10:38:19 AM PDT by bikerman (Four boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Right out of George Orwell’s 1984 - any form of thought alternative to the government will be classified as thoughtcrime, racist, or hate crime.


12 posted on 04/15/2013 10:40:13 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Sub-Driver
Here we call them wet backs..

Mexicans who entered the US State of Texas from Mexico by crossing the Rio Grande river, which forms the border between Texas and Mexico, presumably by swimming or wading across and getting wet in the process..

13 posted on 04/15/2013 10:41:04 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver

I prefer the term “illegal aliens” because “immigrants” indicates a desire to stay and I think they should be deported to their home country.


14 posted on 04/15/2013 10:43:15 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another useful idiot. No shortage of them, is there???


15 posted on 04/15/2013 10:49:08 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“On Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said on the House floor that he believes “illegal immigrant” is still the right term, “

He’s wrong too. The CORRECT LEGAL term is ILLEGAL ALIEN!
These intruders are NO kind of immigrant.


16 posted on 04/15/2013 10:50:15 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Harry Reid used to call them ‘freeloaders and scam artists’. I’m good with that.


17 posted on 04/15/2013 10:51:09 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fair enough; how about “Undocumented Felons”?


18 posted on 04/15/2013 10:51:31 AM PDT by NV Lawdog (In God I trust; Everybody else keep your hands where I can see them!)
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To: Sub-Driver
They need to drop the word “Immigrant”.

It's an insult to all those that came her legally!

How about “Illegal Foreign Invader Job and Government Benefit Thieves”?

19 posted on 04/15/2013 10:51:58 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: PATRIOT1876

^ Here, not “her”


20 posted on 04/15/2013 10:52:30 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree with the Honorable Gentleman.

They are “Criminal Aliens”.


21 posted on 04/15/2013 10:52:55 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: ExGeeEye

Much better!


22 posted on 04/15/2013 10:53:40 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Sub-Driver
How about WETBACK?

As in 'Operation Wetback' -- Eisenhower's effort in the 1950's to ROUND UP and DEPORT the 3rd world invaders.

23 posted on 04/15/2013 10:55:26 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: bassmaner

How about “Uninvited Criminals.”


24 posted on 04/15/2013 10:56:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Illegal aliens is the correct term.


25 posted on 04/15/2013 11:03:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder what terms Mexico uses. I know they’re smart enough to greatly limit the rights of immigrants, and that they consider illegal aliens to be criminals.


26 posted on 04/15/2013 11:10:56 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree - it is a misnomer - the correct title is “illegal alien.”

“immigrant” is the title of a permanent resident - a green card holder. Most of our forefathers were immigrants - they were here legally.


27 posted on 04/15/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And in addition, he requests that they from now on refer to ‘War’ as ‘Peace’ and ‘Freedom’ as ‘Slavery’.


28 posted on 04/15/2013 11:19:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Sub-Driver

DemonRAT Orwellian New Speak in action.


29 posted on 04/15/2013 11:54:43 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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