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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    The fact that they're here illegally makes me care less what we call them.
    I mean, I could possibly see a cause for objection when you describe legal immigrants as aliens, but illegals are here illegally.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    We have to make an effort to protect oue own working class. People whose ancestors built this country.

    Mexico has to make an effort to provide jobs to its citizens, unless it's easier to just ship them across the border, leaving their parents and wives and children. Nobody wants to move to a different country away from their loved ones and their culture!

    We should strive to do everything we can to undo this mess. Anything that forces Mexico and other countries to provide jobs to its citizens is the right thing to do. Our open arms are hurting the illegals in the end.
    I agree, shutting the border would be a good first step......

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    I think Trespasser sounds better, but Illegal Alien is more accurate a descriptive.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There's nothing dehumanizing about it, it is expressly pointing out that they have violated the law. If that's dehumanizing, they have no one to blame but themselves.
    Illegal immigrant or Illegal alien does that, but defining them as "illegal" with no qualifier does dehumanize them. It removes any human context.
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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.
    Illegal immigrants are the only ones referred to as illegals, so no it doesn't dehumanize them.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Illegal immigrants are the only ones referred to as illegals, so no it doesn't dehumanize them.
    How is that even relevent?
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    How is that even relevent?
    You claimed that since there is no qualifier then it dehumanizes them, which is a load of bull ****. Illegals is merely a shorted version of illegal aliens.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You claimed that since there is no qualifier then it dehumanizes them, which is a load of bull ****. Illegals is merely a shorted version of illegal aliens.
    And "nigger" is a corrupted form of "negro" which merely means black.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    And "nigger" is a corrupted form of "negro" which merely means black.
    Not even remotely the same thing.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Actually, I'd say that both terms are used as elements of the propaganda that I mentioned.
    Oh bull****.

    There are here in a manner that is against the law. Whether you want to use the term "alien" or "immigrant" doesn't matter.

    In either case, they are still here illegally.

    It is accurate, not propaganda.
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