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Skip to comments.AP Drops "Illegal Immigrant" From Stylebook (it is "dehumanizing")
Posted on 04/02/2013 3:36:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
No way to cut & paste text from this article.....at least from Chrome.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
At the link above, the Department of Homeland Security uses the phrase illegal aliens when defining the phrase Legalized Aliens.
So, will the AP and NYT start to call them illegal aliens or try to find a description that is devoid of any connotation of illegality?
Fine by me - it was grossly inaccurate anyway. I’ll stick with “Illegal Alien Invader”
How about foregn criminal alien invader?
Just plain ol “criminal” is all I need.
I flip flop back and forth. Sometimes go with Criminalien, other times Crimigrant.
How about “foreign invaders”? There. Fixed it.
If they did not follow the immigration process, then how can they be an immigrant?
They are illegally present, and they are not immigrants.
How about: Thieving Foreigners?
This just in: people who steal find the term "thief" offensive....
"Immigrant" means "they're staying no matter what real citizens want."
No problem. I prefer “illegal alien”.
What is “dehumanizing” is what is dehumanizing toward the millions of LEGAL immigrants by all the phony paens to illegal immigrants. It is a moral insult, a dehumanizing moral insult to LEGAL immigrants.
Boycott the AP Stylebook!!
I prefer the legal term, Deportable Alien
For once I agree with the MSM, that the expression “illegal alien” is so overused that it is vitiated, and no longer carries the weight it should.
However, I strongly disagree with their replacement of “undocumented immigrant”, as that is a bold faced lie.
Instead, I think conservatives should restore the context of “illegal alien”, by instead calling them what they are: “Mexican citizens”. Because this is downright accurate.
They are *not* immigrants, and many do not wish to become American citizens. Instead they want to work here and profit from us, benefit from the generosity of welfare intended for *our* citizens, get a free education, yet give little to our nation in return.
By calling them what they are, “Mexican citizens”, it puts both what they are, and the generosity liberals want to extend to them in perspective.
Liberals want to give Mexican citizens free health care.
Liberals want to give Mexican citizens in-state tuition at our state universities.
Liberals want to give Mexican citizens welfare, food stamps, and all the other benefits that Americans pay for with their taxes.
When put in these terms, “illegal aliens” are no longer what the public associates with them, they are, in effect, “foreign aid to Mexico.”
They are Mexican citizens.
So let’s turn around this effort by the MSM to lie to the public, and insist on calling Mexican citizens what they are.
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