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Immigration: Call them 'unauthorized'

It may not be all that important, in the scheme of things, but words do matter, and people do take sides on this issue, so here's my take. The adjective "illegal" generates pejorative, negative reactions in the listener or reader.
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Nov 29, 2011, 1:24 pm
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This is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read.

Let’s examine the word “illegal”...it means “not legal”. If you being here violates the law…that means you’re here illegally. Hence, the term “illegal”.

This idiot better stick to immigration law, because he damn sure shouldn’t be teaching any English classes.

Through metaphor, the immigrant becomes the alien, the alien becomes the illegal, and the illegal becomes the Mexican. ...

This is race baiting. Just as the open borders crowd always does…when their arguments don’t work, just pull out the good ol’ race card. This race baiting is blatant desperation on the part of the open borders crown, it’s tired, and I have hope that not too many people are buying into this crap.

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Nov 29, 2011, 5:51 pm
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hey Dan, about this otherness bug that bothers you, lets use language that appropriately defines what words intend to do do. You sir are a politically correct fool. You are also insulting to the people of alabama. You ude the term wife beater to describe some alabamans, In your world Dan, wouldnt Spouse irritator be more appropriate??  Using language that is helpful would be using the right language to describe intended definition. Illegal is illegal. What dont yo get????  I just sit in wonderment, not knowing what sway illegal law breaking job taking money taking illegal border crossers have over people like Dan.

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