The Department of Justice has instructed lawyers to dismiss the term "undocumented" and refer to immigrants as "illegal aliens."
El Departamento de Justicia ha “instruido” a los abogados a descartar el término “indocumentado” y referirse a los inmigrantes como “extranjeros ilegales”.
Si es cierto, como algunos afirman, que por el aumento en la estridencia de los supremacistas blancos es aceptable mostrar prejuicios raciales, entonces los blancos comenzarán a sentir el dolor de ser asociados con un pequeño grupo radical de racistas extremos.
If it’s true, as some assert, that the increased stridency of white supremacists has made it acceptable to show racial prejudice, then white people are going to start feeling the pain of being associated with a small, fringe group of over-the-top racists.
My fellow Americans, I have to ask: What happened to good manners? When did being civil go out of style? When did we decide that kindness equals weakness? When did the idea of conducting yourself well -- especially in public -- become quaint?
De ahora en adelante la Biblioteca del Congreso utilizará los términos "non-citizen" (no-ciudadano) y "unauthorized immigrants" (inmigrante no-autorizado) en su sistema de búsqueda para referirse a inmigrantes indocumentados.
From now on the Library of Congress announced it will use the terms "non-citizen" and "unauthorized immigrants" in subject headings to refer to undocumented immigrants.
Never mind the
actual issue of how to deal with unwieldy immigration laws or their reform,
today let's look at the long-brewing war between those who use the terms
"illegal immigrants" or "illegal aliens" and those who
prefer "undocumented immigrants."
"You owe us" is not exactly a compelling argument
for legislative action, but this is really all that some immigration reform
activists have left to goose Democrats to make something -- anything -- happen
during the lame-duck session of Congress.
Forget politics for just a moment, forget the oh-so-important "Latino
vote" and forget the activists pushing the family togetherness agenda.
I remember my first Tea Party invitation. The "hosts" were a group ofloosely federated regional anti-illegal immigration groups, the occasion
was Tax Day, and the call to action was to "protest to demand the end
of taxation without representation."
The particular bone ofcontention was Gov. Quinn's then-proposed tax increase, described
thusly: "Governor Quinn says he must raise your income tax because he
doesn't have enough money to pay for all the social welfare benefits
demanded by the illegal alien invaders."
The Department of Homeland security provided a keyhole of hopeful light for the reform crowd on Tuesday. They published "Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2009" which was written by Michael Hoefer, Nancy Rytina, and Bryan C. Baker.