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Old 02-22-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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At issue was a clue that caught many readers and close followers of the immigration debate by surprise. The clue, No. 54 Across, read: “One caught by border patrol.” The answer: ILLEGAL.

What’s no surprise is that many people took offense. The term, when used as a noun or as short-hand for “illegal immigrant,” has been a topic of discussion for some time, particularly because of its regular and often malicious use by anti-immigrant groups.

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Dear Eileen Murphy,

I am writing a post about the NYT crossword puzzle for Univision’s English-language website. At issue is a clue in yesterday’s puzzle, No. 54 Across, which stated “One caught by border patrol” (answer: ILLEGAL). As you may know, the language around the immigration debate is somewhat of a sensitive issue, and many people would consider the term, when used a noun or short-hand for “illegal immigrant,” offensive. I know there has been discussion about using the term within the newspaper, and would like to know if someone is available to provide clarification about this particular incident for my piece.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. You can reach me at this email or by phone at (redacted).
NYT Crossword Puzzle's Use of Term 'Illegal' Causes Uproar - New America Media

More indoctrination. I guess next, they'll pass a law banning the use of the word "illegal" from all publications, unless a word other than alien or immigrant follows.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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NYT Crossword Puzzle's Use of Term 'Illegal' Causes Uproar - New America Media

More indoctrination. I guess next, they'll pass a law banning the use of the word "illegal" from all publications, unless a word other than alien or immigrant follows.
Or worse yet ban the use of the terms illegal alien or illegal immigrant and "undocumented" will have to be used or else.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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Or worse yet ban the use of the terms illegal alien or illegal immigrant and "undocumented" will have to be used or else.
Apparently, some of the media have already caved in without the passage of a law.

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The National Association of Hispanic Journalists has publicly called on media organizations to stop using not only “illegal” as a noun, but also “illegal immigrant.” And some outlets, including The Associated Press, have made their stance on the terms very clear.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Jeez.

They ARE illegal aliens in in the US illegally. If those Hispanic journalists don't like it, too bad. It's their job to report the news; NOT be loyal to la raza over Americans.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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Jeez.

They ARE illegal aliens in in the US illegally. If those Hispanic journalists don't like it, too bad. It's their job to report the news; NOT be loyal to la raza over Americans.
Yeah, first they think their ethnic group should be above our immigration laws and then they want to restrict freedom of speech on lawful immigration terminology. What's next?
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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Yeah, first they think their ethnic group should be above our immigration laws and then they want to restrict freedom of speech on lawful immigration terminology. What's next?
"The Undocumented Pending Citizen Hate Speech Law"

First Offense: $1,000 fine
Second Offense: 30 days in jail
Third Offense: Lethal Injection
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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"The Undocumented Pending Citizen Hate Speech Law"

First Offense: $1,000 fine
Second Offense: 30 days in jail
Third Offense: Lethal Injection
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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"The Undocumented Pending Citizen Hate Speech Law"

First Offense: $1,000 fine
Second Offense: 30 days in jail
Third Offense: Lethal Injection

Yep, I can see it. And while you are sitting out your 30 days wishing you could have hired an attorney but realize you have to make a house payment and kids to feed, you will have plenty of time to get acquainted with the ILLEGALS that are speaking to their taxpayer paid attorneys that explain that it's very important to get them out of their third DUI because the third one could actually get you in trouble with the wrong judge.
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