Skip to comments.Arizona Gov. Brewer Refuses to Stop Using Term “Illegal Immigrant” (Video)
Posted on 04/29/2013 8:37:40 PM PDT by montag813
Its a good thing Jan Brewer is a politician and not a journalist. The Associated Press recently struck the term illegal immigrant from its lexicon. Not so Arizonas feisty governor and shes not backing down on this one.
Brewer defended her use of the word during an interview with a clearly irritated ABC News Senior National Correspondant Jim Avila, who repeatedly pestered Brewer to change her language, to no avail:
Ive heard you use the phrase over and over and over again. Theyre insulted by the term, illegal immigrant. That that brands a person. What they do is illegal immigration, but the people themselves are not illegals. Have you thought about it at all, with so many Hispanics in your state? To stop using that word illegal immigrant?When Avila called her use of the phrase offensive to some people, Brewer remained firm in her convictions.
No, to me theyre illegal immigrants, Brewer said.
When you break the law, youre doing something illegal, that makes you an illegal, she added. So they are an illegal immigrant.
Well Im sorry, but I believe that if you break the law and youre an illegal immigrant and youre in this country illegally, you are an illegal immigrant, she said.She added that the term illegal immigrant was considered politically correct for years - as opposed to the more accurate term illegal alien, but now suddenly people want to change it. Brewer also expressed that illegal immigrants are people, but that the law must be followed, for the safety of Arizonans.
Although the annoying Avila wasted nearly half the interview persisting in trying to get the Governor to abandon the term, the rest of the interview was also news-making, as Brewer said the border was not secure by a longshot, and said that she opposes the 'Gang of Eight' amnesty bill.
Nice to see Arizona's governor stand by the rule of law, and stick to her guns.
Here's the full interview...
Excerpt...click here for the full article.
The AP is becoming anti-American.
She needs to start calling them “Illegal Aliens”. They are not immigrants
If he keeps pestering you like that, Jan, kick him in the shins!;)
She needs to take a trip to Florida and Rubio in the N@ts!
Good for her! Words have definitions.. mean something!
Isn’t Jim Avila the one that told the food experts he was interviewing about “pink slime” (now that’s a prejudicial term if ever there was one!) that he wasn’t interested in hearing anything good they had to say about it, and hung up on them twice when they started to say it was actually not a bad food product?
He hung up on a guy once, and when the guy called him back, thinking they were disconnected, he told him he wasn’t saying what he wanted to hear and hung up on him again.
Doesn’t sound to me like he’s really concerned about people’s feelings, just his political agenda. Especially since his “pink slime” pieces put hundreds of people out of work.
Now someone correct me if I have the wrong name.
She talks a tough game but it's all for show. If she were playing to win we might not even be facing a second term of this communist illegal alien.
Fine! They're illegal aliens then!
I’ve posted this before and I do believe it. Illegal immigrant is incorrect. Think of it using the following example:
A shotgun with an eight inch barrel is illegal. The person pointing it at a bank teller is a criminal.
Criminal immigrant is really the correct phrase.
Bravo! What a great governor!
Try “illegal alien.” It is the correct legal term.
Found it! A reference to Avila showing his compassion for people’s feelings:
“While BPI’s lawsuit points to the tweet as an example of alleged false statements, Avila’s remark could help ABC in other ways: It backs up the network’s argument that its reporters did not say the product was unsafe.
The beef processor has also accused the network of ignoring comments and research from experts who provided a more positive view of BPI’s product.
In its lawsuit, BPI described a telephone interview it said Avila conducted with an agricultural food-safety consultant, David Theno. According to the lawsuit, Theno told Avila that BPI’s process was safe, but the reporter told him he wasn’t credible and hung up on him.
Theno, who describes himself as a friend of the Roth family, told Reuters that Avila appeared to be pushing for quotes slanted against BPI and its product. Theno said he told the reporter he had been paid by the company previously for consulting work. The reporter said he was on deadline. The two continued to talk and then the line went dead, Theno said.
Thinking the call had been dropped, Theno said he called Avila back to see if they had been disconnected, but Avila replied that he had hung up. The conversation then grew heated, Theno recalled.
“He said, f*** you’ and hung up on me again,” Theno said.
Avila, through an ABC spokesman, declined to discuss those phone calls.”
Seems Avila and ABC are being sued for billions for their prejudicial terms.
Here’s another mention:
“A shotgun with an eight inch barrel is illegal.”
And uncontrollable, too! But a shotgun with an eighteen inch barrel is perfectly legal. Add 1/4” to be on the safe side.
Anyway, Jan Brewer is one gutsy lady. Shield her if you’re a gentleman, follow her if you’re a soldier. But don’t ignore her, that would be an insult.
I think the AP has been anti-American for many years.
I like Brewer. I know she’s not always been a solid conservative, occasionally faltering on a few issues every now and then. But I like her manner, her style. Her no-nonsense attitude. It reminds me of what America and Americans USED to be like, back before the country became such an embarrassing, faggotized cesspool of PC insanity. It’s another reason I like Palin as well. The two of them seem to be part of the old, vintage, common-sense America, which just didn’t suffer fools.
The governor should stop using illegal immigrants. They are illegal aliens. If they had any intent to immigrate they would have filed papers.
They are not immigrants!!!!!!!
Absolutely correct!! An immigrant comes to America lawfully intending to be a lawful resident and in due time a naturalized citizen.
I thought the new term was...Undocumented Democrat?
The Mexicans et al who cross the border illegally are in fact illegal immigrants.
she has more balls than no-balls john boner.
Come on Jan, these are future Dem voters, and being non-white they rank above us to the government,
foreign criminal alien invader would work better
they are NOT immigrants
Jan keeps getting those Rubio RNC memos on how to sound more sensitive but she just throws them away without opening them.
Maybe its time for mandatory Spanish language taught in public schools to graduate. And Mexican culture,
I think she should, because they are illegal aliens, not illegal "immigrants."
The legal term is ILLEGAL ALIEN
What they do is not immigration...
There is some dispute over whether Brewer is allowed to run for a 2nd full term (having served part of Big Sis’s term).
I would like to see her continue in office. If not, she can take McPain’s place in 2016 if she’s not on the national ticket.
If they want to discontinue the term “Illegal Immigrant”, thenI suggest the alternate term “Alien Invader”.
She should have said “Why should I care about whether criminals are offended by my accurately describing them?”
No, the correct term for somebody who crosses a border in defiance of the government of the country he's entering is "invader".
What's next? Will some idiot liberal tell us we can't call criminals by the term 'criminal' either?
People defined themselves by their choices...
A person who cheats is a cheater. Someone who lies is a liar. Someone who breaks into my country illegally is an illegal. A person who commits a crime is a criminal.
I'm insulted illegal aliens want me to change my language so they're not called what they are... described as what they are... I don't want these people in my country. And I'm sick of their apologists.
Let the people who stood in line come in - send the illegals home.
I like “criminal trespassers”.That’s precisely what they are.
you are making the Dreamers cry with such mean words.
There's a CLASSIC South park that you insensitive victimizers need to see to learn tolerance:
One of the true classics.
Good catch, Guv! How about "illegal invader"?
The AP is becoming anti-American.
“Becoming?” ALL American media (with exceptions that can be counted on a butcher’s right hand) are , as Pat Caddell said, enemies of the American people.
P.S. How many of us have a butcher with all his fingers still attached? Really?
Someone seriously needs to remind señor Avila, that in Mexico, the government has the constitutional right to kick any foreigners out of the country, at any point, for whatever reason the government deems necessary. Period. So down there it really doesn't matter with regards to someone's status.
Also, in Mexico, the government still denies the right of free open expression to foreigners in its Constitution. Down there, the government can kick you out of the country for actively participating in political demonstrations. Where in the hell has been Mr. Avila's reporting with regards to these issues...??