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Old 07-17-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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Why do you guys just go at it in this thread.

Personally, I don't care which term you use. I understand all of them. I have my preference and you have yours. Unless you are documenting for a legal case, there is no need for me to always use illegal aliens.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:39 PM
 
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And the point of this thread is....?
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:40 PM
 
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To confound you.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:45 PM
 
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And the point of this thread is....?
Ditto! Haven’t we discussed this enough? Most pro-illegals prefer to use euphemisms when referring to illegals, while most anti-illegals prefer to call a spade a spade.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:48 PM
 
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Ditto! Haven’t we discussed this enough? Most pro-illegals prefer to use euphemisms when referring to illegals, while most anti-illegals prefer to call a spade a spade.
Ok, but a rose by any other name...

I just don't understand the point of this thread. Are any of these terms admirable? As much as I'd love to live in another country, I certainly am not going to break their laws to get there.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:16 AM
 
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Ditto! Haven’t we discussed this enough? Most pro-illegals prefer to use euphemisms when referring to illegals, while most anti-illegals prefer to call a spade a spade.
If its in a law dictionary, it wouldn't be a euphemism.

Illegal Immigrant

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n. an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa.
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Undocumented immigrant- not a legal term, maybe a euphemism but it is very commonly used.

I prefer illegal immigrant and as you can see, it is a legal term.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:35 AM
 
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If its in a law dictionary, it wouldn't be a euphemism.

Illegal Immigrant



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Undocumented immigrant- not a legal term, maybe a euphemism but it is very commonly used.

I prefer illegal immigrant and as you can see, it is a legal term.
I never said illegal immigrant is a euphemism. However, illegal alien was the original term used by all government agencies, and remains my preference. On the other hand, “undocumented” is strictly a warm and fuzzy euphemism.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:37 AM
 
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I never said illegal immigrant is a euphemism. However, illegal alien was the original term used by all government agencies, and remains my preference. On the other hand, “undocumented” is strictly a warm and fuzzy euphemism.
As I said, I respect whatever term others use. I don't think anyone should dictate what I use. I understand all of these three terms.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:48 AM
 
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I'll stick with criminal alien.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:51 AM
 
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As I said, I respect whatever term others use. I don't think anyone should dictate what I use. I understand all of these three terms.
Who has tried to dictate which term you use? Actually, I don’t care what others choose to call illegal aliens. Their preference simply indicates their stance, especially is they refuse to use any term other than undocumented.

Well, it’s way past my bedtime. Have a good evening.
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