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Being Non-politically correct: Immigration

“Calling an illegal alien an ‘undocumented immigrant’ is like calling a burglar an uninvited house guest.”

Burglars are not uninvited house guests.

Car-jackers are not under-rated drivers.

Bank robbers are not making unauthorized withdrawals.

Illegal aliens are not undocumented immigrants.

The correct terminology for the nearly 20 million persons illegally in the U.S. is illegal aliens. The term undocumented immigrants is purposely incorrect in order to sway the public in favor of special interest groups and only clouds the reality of the situation. Most undocumented border crossers never had a document to lose. The incorrect and understated implication is that legal status can be achieved merely by completing some paperwork. By law the illegal alien must leave the country in order to apply through the proper immigration procedure.

The politically correct term undocumented immigrant started with former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) Commissioner Leonel J. Castillo during the Carter Administration (1977-81). The word undocumented wormed its way from the widely discredited and now defunct INS to politically-correct media, cheap labor corporations, ethnic vote pandering politicians, and pro-illegal alien ‘rights’ organizations, many of which are race biased. Even the highest officials including President Bush and former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt pander to the extent they even call illegal aliens citizens.

An alien is a person who comes from a foreign country. The term illegal alien is broader and more accurate because it includes undocumented aliens and nonimmigrant visa overstayers. An undocumented alien is an individual who has entered the U.S. illegally, without entry documentation. Any alien who violates the terms of his or her admission may be deemed to be out of status. Becoming out of status occurs when a nonimmigrant remains in the United States beyond the expiration date of their visa or when a nonimmigrant engages in employment in the United States for which she is not authorized. Roughly 60% of the illegal alien population are undocumented aliens and about 40% are nonimmigrant visa overstayers. Thus, the term illegal alien, being broader in scope, is the accurate term to use.

In that immigrant connotes legality, the term illegal immigrant is really an oxymoron. Even though common usage of immigrant has been broadly applied to those illegally in the U. S., such usage is incorrect for the following reasons:

Dictionaries define immigrant as “a person who comes to a country to take up PERMANENT residence.” Thus, the term immigrant does not always apply to transient illegal aliens who frequently cross the porous U.S. border. Further, without amnesty or other change of status, illegal aliens are subject to deportation and have no legal assurance of permanent residency.

Many visas are classified as nonimmigrant visas including the J-1 visa for exchange students. Many foreign students overstay their nonimmigrant visa and then are inaccurately called an illegal immigrant. How does expiration of a nonimmigrant visa make that person an illegal immigrant? A person who overstays a nonimmigrant visa should be properly described as an illegal alien.

The U.S. Census Bureau categorizes foreign-born as follows:

“naturalized U.S. citizens,

legal permanent residents (immigrants),

temporary migrants (such as students),

humanitarian migrants (such as refugees),

and persons illegally present in the United States.”

Although the Census Bureau does not have the courage to use the category illegal aliens the important point is that “persons illegally present in the United States” are NOT categorized as immigrants. Immigrants, by definition, are legal and illegal aliens, by definition, are illegal.

A poll taken in early 2004 by Andres McKenna Polling and Research found that 73 percent saw noncitizens as “illegal aliens,” while 25 percent saw them as “undocumented workers.” Yet how often do you read newspapers or hear politicians use the term “illegal aliens”? See Disconnect.
Please help promote honest immigration debate by educating politicians, reporters and others who use euphemisms such as undocumented worker, undocumented person, undocumented alien, undocumented citizen, or undocumented immigrant. Challenge politicians or send a Letter to the Editor whenever undocumented is used.

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2 thoughts on “Being Non-politically correct: Immigration

  1. Urge Congress to pass the halt act.

    Did any Americans expect the Obama government to sidestep the Congress by executive order, giving 300.000 nationals to probably receive a free pass? I guess when the polls say your ability to run the government is in the doldrums, the only method of hoping for better outcome in 2012, is for the ethnic majority–legal and illegal is to get out the vote. Because our federal voting laws are so negligent, voting numbers for Obama, will be magnified illegally by foreign nationals in that election. More and more states are requesting official picture ID to vote, such as a Drivers License, but even that ID is not without risk?

    Of course the Obama administration and the hard core leftists that are in the Department of In-Justice agency, this new policy will remain subdued when carried by the Liberal press. So the majority of the general public will stay satisfactory ignorant. Simply put, you only hear the propaganda and rhetoric from the Left wing of reporters in the national press. The moderate side of the media is disturbed by the costs involved, when the dollar figure expenditures are alerted by different states, to appease the illegal alien invaders. Highest on the dollar spectrum is the instant citizenship for babies, a misinterpreted text under 14th Amendment. Over three hundred thousand babies annually are smuggled into America inside the pregnant Mother across borders or through airlines entry points. Once here the baby born gets an automatic birth certificate, the illegal mother can collect all manner of welfare payments, including the free hospital stay. It bears repeating that the small state of Rhode Island, is caught up in this forced judicial law as are all Americas taxpayers.

    The fact is that it’s perfectly legal for a impoverished, pregnant illegal alien, who presents herself as such, to receive state aid in Rhode Island or come to that most states, especially frontier states. It’s the law! As Rep. Peter G. Palumbo (D-RI) reported, if pregnant illegal aliens show up at a Human Services office in Rhode Island, they are given the option of Blue Cross, United Healthcare, or Neighborhood Health insurance. They also receive a $450 a month debit card, and $275 a month in food stamps. According to Palumbo, the extension of such entitlement programs to illegal aliens is costing the state approximately $150-$350 million a year. Next year Rhode Island costs will rise, as well as the estimated $113 Billion dollars for the country–currently will sky rocket.
    We cannot forget that the Heritage Foundation apprised the majority of taxpayer’s fears, if Obama signed into life another executive order for the second mass AMNESTY, the dollar projection would be a negative $2.5 TRILLLION.

    We’ve got to reverse Obama’s Backdoor Amnesty. No Backdoor Amnesties! No states without E-Verify protection or “Secure Communities.” No more giving away American jobs to illegal aliens! There is no other option, but to remove through mandatory E-Verify (the business safety-net that identifies foreigners in the workplace) and in addition start amplifying ‘Secure Communities.” 22 million US citizens and legal residents should not be searching for a job, when the Democrats are abusing the “Rule of Law” that all Americans are committed too, written down in the US Constitution.

    Last week, the White House announced a new plan that will provide an amnesty to non-criminal illegal aliens. Under the new policy, deportation cases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and certain illegal aliens will not only avoid deportation, but could also apply for work permits.

    Under the plan, 300,000 illegal aliens could receive work permits while 22 million Americans who want a full-time job can’t find one!

    Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith, has introduced legislation that would prevent Pres. Obama and the Department of Homeland Security from moving forward with this policy. The HALT Act (H.R.2497) would prevent the Obama Administration from:

    • granting parole (except in narrow circumstances),
    • issuing deferred action (except in narrow circumstances),
    • issuing extended voluntary departure to removable aliens,
    • granting work authorization to aliens on a discretionary basis,
    • granting TPS to any new groups of aliens,
    • waiving the three and 10 year bars to admittance for aliens who have been illegally present in the U.S., and
    • Granting cancellation of removal to illegal immigrants.

    Contact your U.S. Representative urging him/her to support Rep. Smith’s HALT Act. Remember the TEA PARTY leadership is against any form of AMNESTY, as this reckless law that President Obama has just past. The more millions that are encouraged to smuggle themselves into this nation, the more money it cost taxpayers. The worst flaw in Immigration laws is CHAIN MIGRATION. This law must be rescinded, after the original sponsor drops his surety and taxpayers become the payee for those family circle sponsored. They collect (SSI) Supplementary Security income and state payments, which none of these sponsored people have ever paid into. Read all the facts at NumbersUSA, Federation for American Immigration Reform, V-DARE and Judicial Watch for corruption in Washington.

    • Our nation should welcome employees with the high credential, especially in the technology. Economical illegal aliens should hunted down and ejected, as they are welfare recipients that we can no longer afford.

    Posted by Dave Francis (@lostintaxes) | August 23, 2011, 12:57 AM

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