View Poll Results: Is the term "illegal alien" offensive?

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You dont unsderstand!
    You simply can NOT hurt other people's feelings!
    Mostly, i think if we dehumanize them, if we stop keeping in mind that these are people with all that comes with it, it will be reflected in the policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I was talking about "alein", not "alien".
    Ah the illegal spelling of alien, IF you noticed it has been corrected.

    Can the same be said of illegal aliens?
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    How do you define the term
    It's a specific reference to people who've swum the Rio Grande to migrate to the U.S.

    Chicanos have a similar term they use to describe "wets" = mojados.

    So, is it racist for a Chicano to call an illegal mexican immigrant "mojado"?

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Mostly, i think if we dehumanize them, if we stop keeping in mind that these are people with all that comes with it, it will be reflected in the policy.
    There's a simple way for them to deal with all that supposed de-humanization:
    Go back to where they came from.

    They are aliens. They are here illegally. Thus, they are illegal aliens.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Mostly, i think if we dehumanize them, if we stop keeping in mind that these are people with all that comes with it, it will be reflected in the policy.
    How can we forget they are people? They ARE people. We don't want to forget they are criminals who should not be here.

    So from this point on I will refer to them as: undocumented criminals. How is that?
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Illegal immigrant or Illegal alien does that, but defining them as "illegal" with no qualifier does dehumanize them. It removes any human context.
    Who cares? Pretty much by definition, anything "illegal" has to do with humanity, it's hard for a rock to break the law on it's own. But since this poll is about "illegal aliens", I guess you have no problem with the term.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Question: is the term "convicted felon" similarly "dehumanizing"?

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Question: is the term "convicted felon" similarly "dehumanizing"?
    No, and I don't consider "illegal alien" dehumanizing either.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    How do you define the term
    Any illegal from south of the border.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Come on you guys, ya all know 'wetback' is derogatory. It's a slur.

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