Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 4 weeks ago

Why do some people call illegal immigrants undocumented? ?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Because their lack of proper immigration documents is the reason they are present illegally. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Trying to obfuscate the issue, make it appear a minor matter of paperwork rather than an issue of lawbreaking. 

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The disintegration of language we've seen on this issue is largely the result of the AP Stylebook that most news organizations use. What is and isn't offensive to a large enough group of people dictates what terminology is used at any given time to describe any given group. "Undocumented" isn't and has never been entirely accurate as most "illegal aliens" (the statutory term still used by DHS) do have documentation from their home countries. But even this term is no longer used by some of our major papers of record as they've increasingly opted for just "immigrant", thus confusing the issue further (and by design). Here in L.A. County "immigrant" covers everyone from that day laborer at Home Depot to Elon Musk. Hard to believe newspapers are folding like origami because no one subscribes anymore. ;-)

  • James
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Could be because they are not documented.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    control the language, control the thinking...

    Stalin knew it.... Orwell wrote about it.... we see it more and more each day...

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    trying to make them LESS scary and decriminalize them ....................................

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