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Immigration Debate: Should we call them illegal immigrants (yes) or undocumented workers (no)?

  • They broke the law.

    We should call them illegal immigrants, because we must not forget that they broke the law to come into our country. Although we all had immigrant parents and grandparents, those people followed the laws when they came to this country. We cannot have open borders because our economy is not strong enough to sustain it.

  • They should be called illegal immigrants.

    Illegal immigrants denotes exactly what they are, immigrants who are in this country illegally. Undocumented workers could apply to people who are not illegal immigrants as well. Illegal immigrants also doesn't necessarily imply that they are working in this country. I feel that it is unnecessary and incorrect to re-brand them to something that is potentially inaccurate.

  • Illegal is illegal

    No matter how you slice it, illegal is illegal. When you enter this country without permission it is ILLEGAL. Undocumented is the new chic politically correct way of saying ILLEGAL. What's next, undocumented criminals? This is a bunch of bull in my opinion. Should we then go back to calling African Americans Blacks?

  • Speaking as a fellow that doesn't mind illegal immigrants in the least . . .

    I really do not care much for our constant need to keep coming up with politically correct semantics to where no group can ever be offended. Undocumented workers is a good example of this. Lets just call them what they are, they're illegal immigrants. Right or wrong, they still ultimately got through the border illegally. Though don't get me wrong, I think it's total gibberish that we've always got these lines that people can't cross while businesses are free to go wherever they please and kick people down.

  • What kind of country do you want

    Illegal is illegal. We cannot afford to support everyone with a sad story. Now there is a fine line between refuge and illegal immigrant. But refugees eventually GO HOME. Not absorb all of a countries resourses and get benefits ment for CITIZENS. If you want to be a US citizen go through the classes and do what everyone else has to do. Pay taxes. Follow the law. If you are not a legal citizen do not expect representation as one how is that fair to the real citizens and immigrants? America is not the global police force and everyone hates on US for really just existing. But they expect us to take care of them and be their breadbasket. No, tired of this crap

  • Undocumented workers is better choice

    I think that Undocumented Workers is the way they should be refereed too. I think any time you put the word illegal in it, it makes it seem bad and other people see them as bad. I think if refereed to as different people might have different views on them and not see them as bad.

  • What if you get a speeding ticket? Are you an illegal? You're breaking the law too...

    The term "illegal immigrant" was first used in 1939 as a slur by the British toward Jews who were fleeing the Nazis and entering Palestine without authorization. Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel aptly said that "no human being is illegal."
    There is not a personal adjective referring to a person as an illegal person, there is fat, tall, short, skinny, etc. Thus, there are illegal actions not illegal people.

  • What if you get a speeding ticket? Are you an illegal? You're breaking the law too...

    The term "illegal immigrant" was first used in 1939 as a slur by the British toward Jews who were fleeing the Nazis and entering Palestine without authorization. Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel aptly said that "no human being is illegal."
    There is not a personal adjective referring to a person as an illegal person, there is fat, tall, short, skinny, etc. Thus, there are illegal actions not illegal people.


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The_Immortal_Emris says2014-08-11T17:47:51.920
We should call them what they are. Refugees.