Derek
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Derek asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Do you think it's a sign of something bad when a group of people are referred to as "illegals"?

The left and the right use the term. I just think it's depressing when the term illegals is used to describe a people. And the notion that we should be more lenient to people breaking our laws, when we have the most lenient immigration system in the world. Is this not strange to you in the slightest?

Update:

@Swingking: Yea, I think that would be more appropriate. The term illegals sounds like something out of a futuristic-totalitarian state.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Indeed. Even people convicted of violent crimes are not routinely labeled "illegals". This term is restricted to a group of people who are only guilty (or presumed guilty) of crossing an international border. That constitutes a crime, and means the person has done something illegal, but the person is not illegal, only the action.

    I broke a speed limit yesterday; am I an illegal because of that?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    it may strike some people as strange, but when you consider the fact that illegals vote virtually 100% Dimocrap, it becomes obvious why they would do so

  • 9 years ago

    OK then let's call them the "not so much law abiding immigrants"

  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    I thnk it's a sign that they are illegal, and they should be treated that way.

    Source(s): What part of the word "illegal" do liberals just not understand?
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    yes - it means a bunch of criminals are invading to steal tax money - handed out gleefully by America hating liberal government workers

  • 9 years ago

    illegals are the 4th greatest scum of the earth.

    1) Repubs (Reagan gave them amnesty. GW Bush wanted to as well)

    2) Dems (just because)

    3) people that hire illegals

    4) illegals

  • 9 years ago

    How about lawfully challenged. lol

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    If they would leave we couldn't abuse the term.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    would you rather we refer to them as criminals? They illegally enter the country.

  • 9 years ago

    YES- the answer is- I don't MEET many LAWS-

    only people.

    People FIRST!!!

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