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Old 09-10-2011, 07:06 AM
 
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What are your thoughts on this news story from Charlotte, NC regarding the petition and use of the word "illegal" regarding illegal immigrants?

Family Focus: Group wants to stop use of ‘I-word’ - Family News Story - WSOC Charlotte

 
Old 09-10-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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It is just an attempt to play down the fact that these people are here in our country illegally. I will never use any PC language to describe them. I call them what they are...illegal aliens.

How in the world is the use of the term illegal alien dehumanizing and racist? What race are illegal aliens?
 
Old 09-10-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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Let's go with "criminal aliens".
 
Old 09-10-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: CA
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Let's go with "criminal aliens".

Love it!!
 
Old 09-10-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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Let's go with "criminal aliens".
Yeah, except not all of them are criminals. But who needs facts, right?
 
Old 09-10-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Tempe, Az
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Yeah, except not all of them are criminals. But who needs facts, right?
Lets see: fraud, fake ID, fake SSN, etc. are crimes. Those are facts.
 
Old 09-10-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Tempe, Az
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What are your thoughts on this news story from Charlotte, NC regarding the petition and use of the word "illegal" regarding illegal immigrants?

Family Focus: Group wants to stop use of ‘I-word’ - Family News Story - WSOC Charlotte
I call em illegal aliens. So does the USA gov. No probleme.
 
Old 09-10-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Yeah, except not all of them are criminals. But who needs facts, right?
If you're here in violation of our laws you're a criminal. Period.
 
Old 09-10-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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If you're here in violation of our laws you're a criminal. Period.
Actually that's not correct.
 
Old 09-10-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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Yeah, except not all of them are criminals. But who needs facts, right?
But they are. They themselves make the choice to abide with our very reasonable immigration laws or to break any law that inconveniences them.

The USA takes in BY FAR more legal immigrants than any other country in the world. Millions of people have manage to respect our immigration laws but of course the entire world can't just move here simply because it feels like it.
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