When it comes to discussions about immigration, liberals are universally loathe to use the word “illegal” to identify foreigners whom have violated our borders and immigration laws and are residing here unlawfully.
Rather, liberals, including the mainstream media, try to apply “lipstick to a pig,” as it were, by calling illegal aliens “undocumented” this or that.
The left seems to be operating under the misguided notion that “illegal alien” is a derisive term invented by white Republicans to humiliate brown people who fail to cross all the Ts while migrating north.
According to liberals, not having all the required documentation is but a minor oversight, not worth fretting,
In fact, however, “illegal alien” is a formal term defined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), which was enacted in 1986 and which supposed was to put an end to illegal immigration once and for all.
Unfortunately, IRCA was never enforced and, as a result, 25 years later America is overwhelmed with an additional 12-25 million illegal aliens. The number may be even be larger. Perhaps MUCH larger.
Sadly, liberals see illegal aliens as a veritable gold mine of potential voters who could elect progressives to power as long as the goodies continued to be doled out.
President Obama has made a number of attempts to push Comprehensive Immigration Reform (Amnesty in plain English!) into law, even arguing that America owes amnesty and a path to citizenship to “illegal aliens who are law-abiding.”
“Illegal aliens” and “law abiding” do not seem compatible at first blush, but the liberal lust for power can easily overlook a bit of goofy syntax for the sake of securing 20 million or so additional Democrat voters!
Further, the notion that America owes anything to those who have come here illegally is pure, unmitigated bunk!
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano set the tone for muddled thinking two years ago when she dropped the volatile, but factually correct, “illegal alien” term with the dreadful double talk, “Newly Arrived Refugees”!
And now Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), joins the fray on behalf of illegal aliens by pummeling Republicans for Equating “Illegal” With Crime.
Specifically, the Florida Democrat denounced Republicans for believing illegal immigration “should in fact be a crime,” adding “I think the president was clearly articulating that his position—the Democratic position—is that we need comprehensive immigration reform,” said Wasserman Schultz at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast on May 26.
Earth to Wasserman Schultz: Illegal immigration IS ALREADY a crime. When one ignores our borders and laws, one becomes an ILLEGAL ALIEN!
Illegal aliens are here unlawfully and should be deported! Period.
Moon bats like Wasserman Schultz prefer “undocumented worker” or “undocumented immigrant” as a ploy to deliberately skirt the issue of criminal invasion.
However, illegal aliens Are NOT immigrants!
Migrating to America (legally) is, and should be, a long, drawn-out procedure meant to protect the interests of American citizens. It involves more than simply jumping a fence and heading north in pursuit of free health care, education, food stamps and other handouts paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
Legal immigration means enduring rigorous hurdles like background checks to detect a criminal background or possible ties to terrorists.
It means medical examinations to detect diseases still prevalent in third-world nations, but long since eradicated here, and
It means proof of financial solvency so as to prevent newcomers from becoming a burden on U.S. taxpayers.
Those who have jumped the fence into America in order to avoid our immigration checks are not immigrants.
In truth, people who come here illegally leave America vulnerable to undetected crime, terrorism, disease, and financial devastation. And they have no legal or moral justification for being here.
Why engage in silly word games and euphemistic cover-ups?
People here illegally are illegal aliens and need to leave ASAP.
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John W. Lillpop is a Capitol Hill Coffee House staff writer.