View Poll Results: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

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  • illegal alien

    37 45.12%
  • illegal immigrant

    21 25.61%
  • undocumented immigrant

    6 7.32%
  • unauthorized immigrant

    4 4.88%
  • illegal invader

    8 9.76%
  • other (please state)

    6 7.32%
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Thread: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The whole idea that people are unwilling to look at a situation and actually require people to follow the rules is FAR scarier to me than any label we can place on people for acts that they themselves have committed. The act of crossing into this country illegally is what brands these people with that label. It's an act that can be construed as sabotague and espionage, both of which carry the penalty of DEATH under international statutes.
    When exactly did trying to make money to support your family become "sabotague [sic] and espionage"?
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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    The best term is "undocumented immigrant," because it is the most accurate descriptor. In America we consider a person innocent until proven guilty. Calling someone an "illegal immigrant" implies that they have immigrated in violation of the law. A person who has immigrated without documentation cannot be an "illegal immigrant" until they have been adjudicated as such. Until adjudication, their status as legal or illegal is indeterminate, and presumed innocent.

    Calling someone who has immigrated improperly an "illegal" immigrant is incorrect because it prematurely imputes a legal conclusion that has not yet been established for that person. When you call an undocumented immigrant an "illegal immigrant," you are essentially convicting them without due process.
    I'll give you credit, this is the first time I've ever seen anyone give a legitimate reason to g owith "undocumented immigrant".

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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

    Hmm... Mexican?

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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yeah, and that statue was a gift from the French. let them take in all the illegal scum of the earth.
    Hmm. The statue was a gift. The pedestal, on which I suppose is written the aforementioned inscription, is your own making. Time to own up to it, dontcha think?

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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    Hmm. The statue was a gift. The pedestal, on which I suppose is written the aforementioned inscription, is your own making. Time to own up to it, dontcha think?
    Doesn't matter what's written on any pedestals, that's not U.S. immigration law. Try again.
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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Doesn't matter what's written on any pedestals, that's not U.S. immigration law. Try again.
    lol. Oscar implied that the French were responsible for that inscription. That is wrong. Learn your history.

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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    lol. Oscar implied that the French were responsible for that inscription. That is wrong. Learn your history.

    Here's a summary if you are afraid of opening a book:

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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

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    Re: What is the best term to describe a person who unlawfully enters the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    lol. Oscar implied that the French were responsible for that inscription. That is wrong. Learn your history.
    I never claimed anything of the sort. What I said is still factually true. The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty is not U.S. immigration law. Deal with reality.
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