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Old 02-17-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Main Entry: illegal alien
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: foreigner in country without permission
Synonyms: day-crosser, illegal immigrant, undocumented immigrant
So where does it say that an illegal alien is a plain ole "immigrant"?
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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So where does it say that an illegal alien is a plain ole "immigrant"?
An illegal immigrant could be more generally classified as a type of immigrant. What you're arguing about is the lack of specificity in the verbage of the article title. You don't know, maybe they didn't have enough space to put "illegal immigrant" and had to stick with "immigrant." I wouldn't start jumping all over the politics of it, it's just an article heading. Yeesh.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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I was talking about the definition of an illegal alien that you provided. No where does it describe them as being plain ole immigrants and yet most all pro-illegal articles and advocates call them just plain ole immigrants without adding "illegal" in front of it. We know they do it to blur the lines between legal and illegal. Yeah, sure thing the one who wrote the article didn't have enough room to add "illegal" in front of immigrant. We see this time and time again.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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An illegal immigrant could be more generally classified as a type of immigrant. What you're arguing about is the lack of specificity in the verbage of the article title. You don't know, maybe they didn't have enough space to put "illegal immigrant" and had to stick with "immigrant." I wouldn't start jumping all over the politics of it, it's just an article heading. Yeesh.
Illegal alien, illegal immigrant, undocumented immigrant=law breaker----------and, I can safely say that 99% of them age 18+ are criminals factoring in ID theft, false SSN's, etc. Crimes that would put my American butt in Federal prison.
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