A Question of Semantics? Or Does the Law Really Matter?…Anti-borders Rally Leaders Need a Dictionary

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The “United 4 the Dream group” has asked the Charlotte Observer to stop using the word “illegal” when referring to people in the United States illegally. They prefer the word “undocumented” since “illegal” has, they claim, a criminalizing and dehumanizing connotation.

United 4 the Dream needs to take a peek in the dictionary. Dictionary.com defines illegal as “forbidden by law or statute” and undocumented as “lacking documents required for legal immigration or residence.” An immigrant who is in this country illegally is illegally present in the U.S., as defined by American law. Changing the word “illegal” to “undocumented” doesn’t make an illegal immigrant any more legal; it merely takes the onus of responsibility off the law-breaker. We go from “He’s in this country illegally” to “Woops, he’s undocumented. He just doesn’t have the documents needed for legal residency.” “Undocumented” sounds like the person lost, forgot, or never received correct documentation through a clerical error, rather than committed the criminal act of entering our country without permission.

Changing the word doesn’t change the facts. Whether undocumented or illegal, people who trespass on our border have no legal right to be in the United States. They have broken at least one law – probably more. When an alien is given the right to enter the U.S., this involves an implied consent to respect the laws of our nation. Those who enter illegally or through fraud/misrepresentation have made no such promise to respect our laws. Laws matter.

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  1. avatar

    Calling an illegal alien an ‘undocumented worker’, is like calling a drug dealer an ‘unlicensed pharmacist’….

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    Until we get a POTUS that cares about us,and puts us first,we will be fighting this war for a hundred more years.Obama and his racist crew care about one thing only.And that would be ‘ taking ‘ power from whites.This agenda is no longer hidden.They brag about it until it seems to be an obsession,and does not care who knows it.Obama and crew now want to make it a racial issue,and they know no shame ! Too hell with being fair,since they feel that they hold the winning hand. Illegals are just that. ILLEGAL ! PC sugar coating it means nothing ! Pass a law that includes jail time and watch them run back across OUR border, of their own free will,with minimal cost to taxpayers.Obama is a clear and present danger.America needs a good cleaning,starting with OBAMA !

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    YOU DON’T PLAY A PART IN THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE UNLESS YOU’RE CONNECTED TO ONE OF OBAMA’S CRIMINAL BANKSTER DONORS, OR A MEMBER OF LA RAZA!

    WHEN OBAMA NOMINATED SONIA SOTOMAYER TO THE HIGH COURT, IT WAS BECAUSE SHE HAD A LONG HISTORY OF PANDERING TO WALL ST INTERESTS, AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA!

    ON THE BENCH, SOTOMAYER VOTED AGAINST E-VERIFY PURSUANT TO OBAMA’S AGENDA OF SABOTAGING E-VERIFY TO PUT ILLEGALS IN OUR JOBS. HIS SEC. OF (ILLEGAL) LABOR IS LA RAZA SUPREMACIST HILDA SOLIS.

    SOTOMAYER REFERS TO ILLEGALS AS “UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS”…. Obama refers to them as “my unregistered voters”

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/12/anchor-babies-mexican-fascist-party-of.html

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      You nailed it, bro! Next question: which of the candidates will address the problem? My guess is Ron Paul–does anyone know where Santorum stands on the issue?

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      I HOPE PAUL WILL STAND UP FOR ”AMERICA”, THAT IS TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY & PROTECT THE CITIZENS…..
      P.S……………..ILLEGAL IS THE WORD I USE………..

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    when my parents came to this country in the 1903 and 1905 they had to go thru ellis island and all the
    necessay regulations an laws. i say deport the illegals,some (liberals) say how do you deport 30 million
    illegals,i say the way they got her they can find the way back. on O’Reily and Lou dobbs they said there
    is more mexicans in the United States than in mexico.
    most european nations are now deporting all illegals. to be a citizen in germany & swisserland your
    parents must be citizens. they don”t have a money crazy,tax free chamber of commerece looking for cheap labor

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    I agree with every comment , that Illeagal in nothing less than Illegal ! Now that said , I cannot find a group called the United4 the Dream group anywhere on the computer !

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    Well if the Charlotte Observer does take the moronic suggestion I would drop any, and all business with them as they are supporting the Dumbing down of their readers. I have written to several newspapers, and magazines with my cancellation notice when this started with a professional Journalist organisation. There are no such things as an undocumented immigrants or visitors, if you are visiting you will have a passport or at least a visa to enter this country, return to their homes after their visit. Over stay, and you are a criminal just like Obama’s aunt, and uncle for two examples.

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    Illegal Criminals… kinda redunant, isn’t it? Then again.. these days we need laws to support our laws… and then more laws to enforce those laws that support our laws. Honestly, we need about 50% less gvt, that should improve MANY things in this country, including the out of control imigration.

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    The extreme left has always attemted to further their agenda through language. When I was in school, we learned that it was the job of the Supreme Court was to uphold the Constitution. Now, they “interpret” it. Under Obama, our nation has gone from equal opportunity to “social justice”. Now, in order to subjugate our immigration laws, illegal aliens and their supports want to change the terminology. Is anyone who has been paying attention truly surprised? This is the MO of the progressive movement. Very Orwellian in its deviousness.

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    Illegal aliens are far from “undocumented.” In fact. most illegals have plenty of documents, i.e., fraudulent documents.