Sunday, September 03, 2017



Liberals Outraged After DOJ Starts Calling Illegal Immigrants 'Aliens'



The Justice Department began calling illegal immigrants "illegal aliens," breaking from the Obama-era language of "undocumented," "unauthorized," or "migrants."

The change came last month in a press release announcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meeting with the families of victims of crimes by illegal immigrants. This week an official statement heralding tougher rules for sanctuary cities also used the term.

"So-called 'sanctuary' policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes," the document read.

Some were outraged at the language switch, noting that "word choice is important," as Chicago Tribune writer Todd Slowik wrote.

"The phrase “illegal alien” plays into assumptions that immigrants living in this country without proper documentation are criminals," Slowik wrote.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

People living in this country illegally have committed a crime. Why is that so difficult to understand?

AIB/44

Anonymous said...

Liberals understand only by their own weird ideas.

Use the Name, Luke said...

"The phrase “illegal alien” plays into assumptions that immigrants living in this country without proper documentation are criminals," Slowik wrote.

The phrase “illegal alien” plays into the fact that immigrants living in this country without proper documentation are criminals.

Fixed it for him.

When someone breaks the law (such as immigration law), they have committed a crime. By definition that person is a criminal.

Bird of Paradise said...

Why dont all these little snowflakes go soak their heads any city that becomes a sancuary for illegal aliens need to have its mayor and city council arrested for Harboring the enemy

Bill R. said...

It is NOT an assumption. If you enter this country illegally, you have committed a misdemeanor. If you do it a second time, it is a felony.

Anonymous said...

It is NOT an assumption. If you enter this country illegally, you have committed a misdemeanor.

True. But the arrest has to be done while attempting to enter the country. Once here, living without proper documentation is a civil issue and not a criminal one.

If you want to say that breaking civil statutes makes one a criminal, that would mean that everyone who speeds on a road while driving is a criminal. I would have to think that most people would object to being labeled a "criminal" for speeding.

Whether one is suspect for criminal penalties is what under the law defines a person as a criminal.

This is not to say that I support illegal immigration or illegal aliens in the country, but rather that we have to use correct terminology and understand the differences between a civil offense and a crime.