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    "Illegal Alien"

    Is the term "illegal alien" offensive?

    "Why do you refer to undocumented immigrants as illegal aliens? Iíve spoken with John McCain and Barack Obama, to give you two examples, and they donít use those terms they call them undocumented immigrants. Why do you call them illegal aliens?" - Think Progress As Retailers Dump Offensive ĎIllegal Aliení Halloween Costume, Fox Calls The Item ĎFantasticí

    It is just getting better and better.

    Next thing you know the homeless will be "shelter impaired."



    Could a mod add yes, no and other pole please?
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    No, it is not offensive. Being an alien, and in the country illegally, makes them illegal aliens.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    I don't really care if they're offended, given that they are committing a crime just by being here. Offended? Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

    Do you know why BO and McCain don't use illegal alien? Because they are kowtowing to Hispanic voters, for some reason.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, it is not offensive. Being an alien, and in the country illegally, makes them illegal aliens.
    Agree, but what good does it do to call them illegals??
    And if they are offended, they can return to their home, or better yet, complain to the President.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Is the term "illegal alien" offensive?

    "Why do you refer to undocumented immigrants as illegal aliens? Iíve spoken with John McCain and Barack Obama, to give you two examples, and they donít use those terms they call them undocumented immigrants. Why do you call them illegal aliens?" - Think Progress As Retailers Dump Offensive ĎIllegal Aliení Halloween Costume, Fox Calls The Item ĎFantasticí

    It is just getting better and better.

    Next thing you know the homeless will be "shelter impaired."



    Could a mod add yes, no and other pole please?
    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.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Is the term "illegal alien" offensive?

    "Why do you refer to undocumented immigrants as illegal aliens? Iíve spoken with John McCain and Barack Obama, to give you two examples, and they donít use those terms they call them undocumented immigrants. Why do you call them illegal aliens?" - Think Progress As Retailers Dump Offensive ĎIllegal Aliení Halloween Costume, Fox Calls The Item ĎFantasticí

    It is just getting better and better.

    Next thing you know the homeless will be "shelter impaired."



    Could a mod add yes, no and other pole please?
    not to me. but a costume? not so funny.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    I don't feel it offensive.

    The smartass in me calls it inaccurate - the ailiens part.

    That wiseass complex works like this:

    They are immigrants

    They entered illegally

    Therefore the correct term is "illegal immigrant(s)"

    *shot*
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    not to me. but a costume? not so funny.
    How is it not funny. Its costume of a space alien in a jail/prison uniform.

    If it was a sombrero,Guitar, Bushy mustache, serape and a card that says illegal alien then it would be offensive.
    "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
    How is it not funny. Its costume of a space alien in a jail/prison uniform.

    If it was a sombrero,Guitar, Bushy mustache, serape and a card that says illegal alien then it would be offensive.
    isn't "funny" in the mind of the beholder? geez. i didn't say it was offensive, just not funny.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    I don't feel it offensive.

    The smartass in me calls it inaccurate - the ailiens part.

    That wiseass complex works like this:

    They are immigrants

    They entered illegally

    Therefore the correct term is "illegal immigrant(s)"

    *shot*
    i didn't say the term or costume was offensive, just that the costume wasn't funny.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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