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  • I agree with the term "Illegal Immigrant" and the term "Criminal Immigrant"

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  • I agree with the term "Illegal Immigrant", but NOT the term "Criminal Immigrant"

    7 22.58%
  • I do NOT agree with the term "Illegal Immigrant", but I do agree with "Criminal Immigrant"

    3 9.68%
  • I do NOT agree with the use of the term "Illegal Immigrant" NOR do I agree with "Criminal Immigrant"

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Thread: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

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    "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    An interesting idea occurred to me. The argument against the term "illegal immigrant" that has the most merit is that it is grammatically incorrect. I know that some people disagree, but their disagreement is irrelvent to this thread (so I am asking people to please refrain from ****ing up this thread by trying to defend or attack the term "illegal immigrant"). This thread is about whether or not people find the undeniably grammatically accurate term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative to "illegal immigrant".

    Please vote in the poll. The options are:

    I support the use of the term "Illegal Immigrant", but I do find term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative.

    I support the use of the term "Illegal Immigrant", but I do NOT find term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative.

    I do NOT support the term "Illegal Immigrant", but I do find the term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative.

    I do NOT support the use of the term "Illegal Immigrant", and I do NOT find term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative.

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    Re: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    An interesting idea occurred to me. The argument against the term "illegal immigrant" that has the most merit is that it is grammatically incorrect. I know that some people disagree, but their disagreement is irrelvent to this thread (so I am asking people to please refrain from ****ing up this thread by trying to defend or attack the term "illegal immigrant"). This thread is about whether or not people find the undeniably grammatically accurate term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative to "illegal immigrant".

    Please vote in the poll. The options are:

    I support the use of the term "Illegal Immigrant", but I do find term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative.

    I support the use of the term "Illegal Immigrant", but I do NOT find term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative.

    I do NOT support the term "Illegal Immigrant", but I do find the term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative.

    I do NOT support the use of the term "Illegal Immigrant", and I do NOT find term "Criminal Immigrant" to be an acceptable alternative.

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    Criminal and illegal are basically synonyms here.

    How about "unauthorized immigrant"?
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    Re: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Criminal and illegal are basically synonyms here.
    The main difference being that a person cannot be illegal, but a person can be a criminal. That's why one is grammatically correct, while the other isn't.
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    Re: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    The push to change is because the Liberals are losing the amnesty argument so anything that still indicates the twelve million illegals have entered the country by breaking our laws will not be acceptable.

    To the loons, the new label must be innocuous, even complimentary. Nothing else will do.

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    Re: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    Both just immigrants in my book.


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    Re: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    Refugee?

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    Re: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Both just immigrants in my book.
    How about we stop calling them immigrants (which should be saved for only those who filled out some sort of immigration or worker's program papers) and just start calling them non-citizens or illegal residents.

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    Re: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    How about Criminal Alien. That's a winner.

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    Re: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    how about just criminal?

    i am fine with both names though, they may not be grammatically accurate but that's fine by me

    illegals
    criminals
    illegal immigrant
    criminal immigrant
    illegal foreigners
    illegal non citizens
    criminal non-citizens
    etc etc

    never really go the debate over the term

    the are breaking the law period
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    Re: "Criminal Immigrant" instead of "Illegal Immigrant"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The main difference being that a person cannot be illegal, but a person can be a criminal. That's why one is grammatically correct, while the other isn't.
    Well, that's not really right. In both cases, they are adjectives (as opposed to your usage right above as a noun) modifying "immigrant". In fact, I'd say using "criminal immigrant" in a sentence would be incorrect and poor usage.

    Jose and his family are criminal immigrants.
    Jose and his family are unauthorized immigrants.
    I like mine better.
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