U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Old 09-10-2011, 06:06 AM
 
1,021 posts, read 906,156 times
Reputation: 814
Default Group of Students Want to Stop Use of the I-Word (Illegal)

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, 06:31 AM
 
14,307 posts, read 6,125,758 times
Reputation: 2119
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, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
2,123 posts, read 2,861,557 times
Reputation: 1166
Let's go with "criminal aliens".
 
Old 09-10-2011, 06:49 AM
 
Location: CA
250 posts, read 190,406 times
Reputation: 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by seamusnh View Post
Let's go with "criminal aliens".

Love it!!
 
Old 09-10-2011, 07:12 AM
 
1,574 posts, read 236,794 times
Reputation: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by seamusnh View Post
Let's go with "criminal aliens".
Yeah, except not all of them are criminals. But who needs facts, right?
 
Old 09-10-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Tempe, Az
1,421 posts, read 665,409 times
Reputation: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhymetime View Post
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, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Tempe, Az
1,421 posts, read 665,409 times
Reputation: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by mainegrl2011 View Post
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, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
6,202 posts, read 3,008,395 times
Reputation: 6209
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhymetime View Post
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, 08:50 AM
 
1,574 posts, read 236,794 times
Reputation: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cavaturaccioli View Post
If you're here in violation of our laws you're a criminal. Period.
Actually that's not correct.
 
Old 09-10-2011, 08:57 AM
 
47,586 posts, read 34,599,452 times
Reputation: 21543
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhymetime View Post
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.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:27 AM.

© 2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top