Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slur

Jul 5, 2012 Full story: CNN 832

Editor's note: Charles Garcia, who has served in the administrations of four presidents, of both parties, is the CEO of Garcia Trujillo, a business focused on the Hispanic market.

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Voice of Reason

Towson, MD

#1 Jul 6, 2012
So I guess they want to be called "citizenship challenged"....?

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Sick of PC Crap

Dallas, TX

#2 Jul 6, 2012
Voice of Reason wrote:
So I guess they want to be called "citizenship challenged"....?
Good one.

They are illegal alien law breakers!!
Captain

Fort Collins, CO

#3 Jul 6, 2012
How about 'people with no ethical or moral value', Catholics if you will.

“Phooey on Politicians”

Since: Jan 11

Politicians are full of BS!!

#4 Jul 6, 2012
Captain wrote:
How about 'people with no ethical or moral value', Catholics if you will.
You could add Democrats and Republicans (and any politician) to your "people with no ethical or moral value" and be right on the money, so long as you add all of the world's various religions also and not just "Catholics".

Catholics though are no different from any other religion, you've got your fanatics who believe anything their priest tells them as "the word of God", to people who were raised in a Catholic home and haven't seen the inside of a church in decades.

Since: Aug 11

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#5 Jul 6, 2012
it is a slur only to criminals not liking the word that points out they are infact illegal aliens.

and once again the name says it all. a failure to assimilate.
Austinite

Austin, TX

#6 Jul 6, 2012
Really, then lets just call them by what they are, criminals. By their very presence here, illegally, they are a criminal.
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jul 6, 2012
As my parents used to say:

The truth hurts, but it's still the truth.
LIONS5166

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jul 6, 2012
Reality is a Bitch.
Denile is a river.
You want to know why Every Thing has gone to the lowest uncommon denominator?
Look in the mirror.

You've gotten fat and lazy, cut my own grass????
you must be crazy.
Those spawn of lard are way too lazy.
And its just easier than kicking their ass

You where sold out in the first amnisty.
And that opened the gate to a Silent invasion.
Not of people looking to join our nation,
but to "TAKE BACK WHAT WAS OURS".

yes the words not spoken, but understood.The liberal gringo is as stupid as wood!
Anonymous

Boise, ID

#9 Jul 6, 2012
It's not a slur!! It's the truth!!

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

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#10 Jul 7, 2012
Nice try, but the term merely defines what they are...here illegally. If they don't like to be called that, then they need to get off the gravy train, go home and come back obeying our laws. Yeah, right...we know that is not even remotely considered in their little minds...gimme, gimme, that's all they know.

Since: Feb 12

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#12 Jul 7, 2012
Hmmm.....

*shakes head*

Some things just do not surprise me. ;)
Naturally Wired

Moncton, Canada

#13 Jul 7, 2012
More politically correct nonsense.

Whovever came up with this idea needs a hard slap upside their head.

You immigrate to the US(or any country) legally or you don't. When you do not, you are an illegal alien....DUH!

This is just as bad as a liberal MP here who criticized our current conservative govt for describing hono killings as "barbaric" in an immigration pamphlet...liberal MP said the word barbaric is harsh and may offend the muslim community.
Naturally Wired

Moncton, Canada

#14 Jul 7, 2012
^ should say honor killings
ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#15 Jul 7, 2012
Oh good heavens, we can't offend anyone, not even have an opinion, comrad.
bob

Gilbert, AZ

#16 Jul 7, 2012
I dont hear anyone ever say . Stop calling me a "criminal" if they are locked up. The word describes what they are . If people dont want to be called what they are . Dont be that!!!!!!!!!! I like illegal alien . AS they are not legal and the American decent way of life is alien to them. Make since? "Illegal immigrant" makes it sound like they are half invited by someone . Not with the whole countries promission though an Act of Congress. Unless the busnines are sending the money to the coyotes to bring them over here, I do not think that the case . If that is the case then our immigration is totaly out of control. And people should be going to prison for undermining Our imigration laws on the books.
Right On

Omaha, NE

#17 Jul 7, 2012
bob wrote:
I dont hear anyone ever say . Stop calling me a "criminal" if they are locked up. The word describes what they are . If people dont want to be called what they are . Dont be that!!!!!!!!!! I like illegal alien . AS they are not legal and the American decent way of life is alien to them. Make since? "Illegal immigrant" makes it sound like they are half invited by someone . Not with the whole countries promission though an Act of Congress. Unless the busnines are sending the money to the coyotes to bring them over here, I do not think that the case . If that is the case then our immigration is totaly out of control. And people should be going to prison for undermining Our imigration laws on the books.
Personally I prefer illegal alien border jumping thieves!

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Jul 7, 2012
They are not immigrants. Immigrants come here LEGALLY. They are illegal aliens and don't belong here. Deport them all.

The leftwing progressive liberals now use the term "undocumented". It's more PC, less illegal sounding.

Since: Feb 09

Louisville, KY

#19 Jul 7, 2012
He doesn't have to like it or accept it, it's still an accurate fact/label without his endorsement.
Rambeaux

United States

#20 Jul 7, 2012
Note to Mexico:
The people coming into your country from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador are NOT illegal but merely "undocumented" immigrants. Therefore they should never be arrested or imprisoned.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#21 Jul 7, 2012
Voice of Reason wrote:
So I guess they want to be called "citizenship challenged"....?
Best one I've heard!

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