Illegal immigrant wants to make word ‘illegal’ illegal

Illegal immigrant wants to make word ‘illegal’ illegal
Cultural misappropriationists.

If Jose Antonio Vargas had his way, the word “illegal” would be illegal.

Vargas, by the way, is an illegal immigrant who also happens to be an activist.  And he doesn’t believe it’s right to call people who are in the country illegally, “illegal.”

[…]

… Vargas is not the first to suggest such a thing.

In 2013, the UCLA student government set out to ban the phrase “illegal immigrant,” claiming it violates human rights.

In August 2011, immigration attorney Susan Church called the phrase a “misnomer of Fox News,” claiming that immigrants who come into the country illegally are committing a “civil violation.”

In April 2012, Moveon.org posted a video that claimed calling illegal immigrants “illegal” fits the definition of a hate crime….

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.