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

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    I think its kinda offensive, but it will be better to call them Illegal Humans then calling them Aliens and immigrants or whatever.

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    Cool Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You're so good at this. I can never attain your level of double-speak.
    Trust me you are not alone in that situation.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Hell not its not offensive. Neither is the term "illegals". What is offensive is an attempt be pro-criminals/pro-illegals to try to lump illegals in with immigrants by calling them "immigrants" or "undocumented immigrants" or lumping illegals in with Americans by calling illegals "undocumented Americans". This offensiveness is nothing more than attempt on their part so they can falsely claim they are fighting for immigrant rights or falsely claim that illegal immigration opponents are anti-immigrant. It would be like lumping all Europeans in with Eurotrash just by simply referring to both as eurotrash.
    Well, they DO have a point, so let's compromise. I am in favor of changing the term "illegal alien" to "undocumented criminal".
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    I think I'll stick with LAWBREAKER.

    After all it's self explanitory.
    Yes, to a certain extend, but it doesn't explain what law they've broken. "Illegal alien" or "illegal immgrant" does differentiate between someone who has violated immigration laws and someone who, for example, has jaywalked.

    It's an important distinction to make.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by jr602az View Post
    I think its kinda offensive, but it will be better to call them Illegal Humans then calling them Aliens and immigrants or whatever.
    But it isn't their humanness that makes them illegal. A human clone would currently be illegal. What makes them illegal is their presence in a place they are not legally authorized to be.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Well, they DO have a point, so let's compromise. I am in favor of changing the term "illegal alien" to "undocumented criminal".
    I'm in favor of changing it to 'lying sacks of ****'.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I'm in favor of changing it to 'lying sacks of ****'.
    Thats too broad of a term.That can apply to lawyers, politicians and other scum.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Well, they DO have a point, so let's compromise. I am in favor of changing the term "illegal alien" to "undocumented criminal".
    I would be satisfied with changing their official status to "deported"
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