Have You Noticed MSM Using Phrase "Undocumented" instead of "Illegal"? WH Influence?

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    Obama Administration to Outlaw
    the Phase "Illegal Alien"


    WASHINGTON - An unnamed source has indicated that the Obama
    Administration is attaching language to an existing bill that would
    restrict how the media can refer to illegal aliens.
    This comes on the heels of an attempt by a Latino legislator in
    Utah who proposed legislation that
    would require all lawmakers to undergo “cultural sensitivity
    training”. This training would have indoctrinated those attending, to
    start using the phrase "undocumented immigrant" and eradicating the
    word "illegal aliens” — a term he stated is as offensive as the n-
    word.
    A similar move was made by Senator Harry Reid, in which he proposed
    illegal aliens be referred to only as "undocumented Americans".
    According to the LVT source, federal tax dollars paid for a study
    that showed people were more likely to exploit or commit crimes
    against people who were described as "illegal aliens". The study also
    showed that if people were referred to "undocumented workers" or
    "undocumented Americans".
    Although highly subjective and disputable, this would be the basis
    for inserting the language into an existing bill or proposing a new
    one.
    "This is just a psychological manuever to gain support for full
    amnesty of illegal aliens and gaining votes for the Democrats."
    Commented Senator Jim DeMint, S.C. "Think about it. Would you be more
    strongly opposed to handing our country over to illegal aliens or to
    undocumented Americans? The second term makes it sound like they're
    already American and just forgot to fill out a form somewhere."

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    That's been going on for years, if not for more than a decade, now.

    You just crawl out from under a rock?
     
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    Well.. I would not like to see any kind of legal action on how the word "illegal" can be used and I find this claim highly suspect, though not out of the question. I would put more thought into it if there was any reason to believe this is anything more than than the usual hyperbole and liberties with the truth that we normally see in highly partisan atmospheres. I had forgotten why I stopped visiting here years ago but it's all coming back to me now. Extremely partisan atmosphere and lots of just plain propaganda from both party partisans.

    Having said that, I am not sure that just being here is the "illegal" part anyway. The act of crossing illegally is a misdemeanor. So, yeah, that is an illegal act. But I'm not sure that the mere presence of someone who crossed illegally is any kind of offense... I mean, it's splitting hairs, either way you look at it. Overstaying a Visa, which figures into this more than people recognize, is as big an issue as any and that isn't even a misdemeanor, think that's just a civil offense. So... I don't know. I sure don't see any need to legislate the use of any particular word. I suspect this is more about objections to using the word "undocumented" rather than objections to "illegal". Either way, the argument from either perspective is about propaganda and swaying public perception by such subtle means as the difference in "illegal" vs "undocumented".
     
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    There was awhile there when the WH wouldn't refer to "terrorists"; they were criminals but not terrorists cuz they wanted to try 'em in a civilian court rather than a military tribunal.
     
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    Liberal = Progressive
    terrorism =man caused disasters
    Crippled = handicapped
    Bum = homeless
    Illegal alien = undocumented immigrant
     
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    No, more likely a ratings influence; the media are a business, motivated by profit only – when motivated by profit you seek to offend as few people as possible.

    As a technical aside, the term ‘undocumented’ is more comprehensively accurate, as many came here legally, became undocumented subsequently, and are not here as a result of an illegal act.
     
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    Keep calling them illegal, even though 48% of Latinos think the term is racist. It just reinforces why neither Romney, Ginrich, Santorum or Paul get over 15% of the Latino vote.
     
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    Wow....Just wow....:lmao:
     
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    ................the media are a business, motivated by profit only – when motivated by profit you seek to offend as few people as possible.
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    Yes, RATINGS, no law or "morality" involved.
     

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