Friday, August 1, 2014
Conservatives and Libertarians please stop calling them illegal!!
Over the past few months I have been thinking about how in conservative circles we call immigrants who didn't go through the proper channels to come to the United States, "illegal immigrants" and asked myself "why?" These people are NOT Illegal! People are not illegal. The crimes that people do are illegal. Persons themselves are not illegal. I can totally understand why progressives, immigrants, as well as others see this terminology as offensive. Conservatives/Libertarians need to try to get out of this bad habit of calling immigrants who came here illegally "illegal immigrants." So I am making a plea to my fellow bloggers to stop calling immigrants who crossed the border here illegally "illegal immigrants" because it is hurtful to the immigrants as persons to call them illegal. This has pulled my heartstrings.