Sunday, November 11, 2012




Politically correct bullies don't like ‘illegal immigrant'

Ruben Navarrette

There is a campaign under way to shame media companies into abandoning the term “illegal immigrant” and replacing it with kinder and gentler euphemisms such as “undocumented worker.”

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists — which I've been a member of for two decades and which has rarely stuck its neck out to defend Hispanic journalists, let alone immigrants — has even gone so far as to suggest that the phrase causes hate crimes.

The crusade against the “I-word” began in September when, at an online journalism conference, freelance journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas put media companies on notice. He said they would be monitored and when they used “illegal immigrant” — which he claims “dehumanizes” people — the infraction would be duly recorded.

The wording is accurate. When you enter the United States without permission or overstay a visa, you break a law. Vargas notes that “being in a country without proper documents is a civil offense, not a criminal one.” True. But the word “illegal” simply means against the law.

The charge that the term “dehumanizes” people is ridiculous. It describes an action as much as it does a person. An illegal immigrant is someone who immigrates illegally.

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8 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

Thats how they silence the oppisition to the NORTH AMERICAN UNION and the NEW WORLD ORDER all control by the socialists UNITED NATIONS

Anonymous said...

God bless the New World Order, the UN and the EU.

Go Away Bird said...

Annon 3:25 lets see you say that when your in a concentration camp their secretly building here in america

A. Levy said...

Personally, i find it amusing to watch the weak-minded dupes who subscribe to PC as they willingly give away their freedom and liberty.

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..."

Anonymous said...

To see the real face of conservatism, go see this.

Kee Bird said...

Levy. PC is just a code word for SOCIALISM beware of it

Anonymous said...

If you don't want to be called an "illegal alien" don't come here ILLEGALLY and break the law.

You know, after some considerable thought, I think they are right. We should not call them "illegals" lets call them what they are...

CRIMINALS!

DailyKenn.com said...

Should be "illegal aliens"

not "illegal immigrants"