“BY SAYING ‘ILLEGAL,’ THEY’RE ASSUMING WE BROKE A CRIMINAL LAW”
A group of illegal aliens gathered in Woodbury, NY this week to protest the use of the word “illegal” to describe those who have entered the United States – um – illegally. Coordinators of the protest said they prefer the phrase “undocumented immigrant.”
Sorry, I prefer the term “illegal alien.”
“By saying illegal, they’re assuming that we broke a criminal law,” said Jackeline Saavedra, 27, who identified herself as “undocumented.” “Not everybody enters illegally,” she said. Fair enough: how ’bout we just deport those who did enter the country illegally?
Let’s connect the dots, Jackeline:
Merriam-Webster defines a “crime” as: “an act or the commission of an act that is forbidden, or the omission of a duty that is commanded by a public law and that makes the offender liable to punishment by that law.”
You entered the country illegally. Irrespective of the Regime’s edict which ignores existing U.S. immigration law, the law does, in fact, prohibit you from doing so. And again, irrespective of the Regime’s total disregard for Congress, the U.S. Constitution and federal law, you are technically punishable under that law.
So, yep – you broke a “criminal law.” Any more questions?
Another protester, Dayanna Rebolledo, put it this way:
“I’m tired of seeing undocumented youths being treated like second-class citizens.”
Earth to Dayanna: This may sound harsh, but guess what? You can’t be a second-class citizen without first being a citizen. Sorry, those who sneak across the border illegally aren’t citizens – second class or otherwise. Period.
And what protest against the injustice of America would be complete without racial accusations? Osman Canales, 23, an immigrant rights advocate who organized the protest, said using the word “illegal” criminalizes a whole community: “It’s a racist word against our community, so we’re just here to raise awareness.” Move over Al Sharpton, there’s a new race-baiter in town.
The group’s campaign, “Drop the I-Word”, was organized by The Applied Research Center, a New York City-based “racial justice” think tank. The campaign’s slogan includes a catchy little subhead: “No human being is illegal.” As catchy as it may be, it’s also ridiculous – unless the “I” refers to “idiocy.” Of course it’s not illegal to be a human being. So, what exactly are you trying to say? We should not refer to those who commit crimes as what they are? Fine. Then perhaps we should rename a few other illegals as well:
Murderers should henceforth be referred to as “end-of-life facilitators.”
Those guilty of assault and battery should now be called “preemptive self-defenders.”
Treasonists should be forevermore labeled as “the almost-loyal opposition.”
Bank Robbers should never be accused of anything more than making “inappropriate withdrawals.”
And so it goes. Illegals aren’t illegal. Calling someone illegal for creating an illegal act is racist. Not calling illegals illegal makes them not illegal – or would that make them “legal”? Only in America – er – only in Barack Obama’s America.
Gracias a Dios that O needs the Hispanic vote, eh mis amigos?