MoveOn’s Quest to Outlaw the Term “Illegal Immigrant”


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Leftists may believe that ending this country’s national sovereignty over its own borders and substituting an open borders policy is a “reasoned” approach to immigration in today’s interconnected world.  In their twisted worldview, the United States has no right to close its borders to people who have no right to be here.  However, most Americans do not accept abandoning the rule of law or abandoning our right to protect the sovereignty of the United States. As Justice Scalia asked rhetorically during the oral argument on Arizona’s immigration law, “what does sovereignty mean if it does not include the ability to defend your borders?”

Based on the questions at the oral argument, common sense may prevail with a Supreme Court decision this June upholding the core provisions of Arizona’s immigration law.  Chief Justice Roberts hit the nail on the head when he remarked to the Solicitor General who was challenging the constitutionality of the state law, in particular the provision requiring a state inquiry to the federal government about the status of an individual whom an officer has “reasonable suspicion” to believe is in this country illegally after the officer had probable cause to detain that individual first for some other unrelated infraction:

All that has to do with immigration law is the — whether or not they can ask the Federal Government to find out if this person is illegal or not, and then leave it up to you.  It seems to me that the Federal Government just doesn’t want to know who’s here illegally or not.

The Obama administration not only doesn’t want to know who is here illegally or not.  Following the lead of MoveOn.org. and other far Left organizations that make up the base of the Obama re-election campaign, this administration is afraid of even calling illegal immigrants “illegal.”

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  • Larry

    Out here in Oz the Government insists on calling them "refugees" when it is blatantly obvious to all that they are nothing but illegal immigrants.

  • Carol

    The answer, of course, is for everyone to use the word and phrase as often as possible on a daily basis. In fact, flood the Internet with its use, and any other word, or term , or phrase, they decide to try and redefine, or outlaw.
    The problem is, also, we don't have an organized strategy and tactics.They do. We are all going to have to be active and vigilant.I am noticing the word "Islamists", or Muslims, who adhere to Sharia, are beginning to be referred to as "Conservatives" in a country's spectrum of " representation." Note write-ups on Turkey and Egypt.

  • Ken

    Another attempt by the Soros-funded Left to obscure and whitewah the issue. They despise the term because it is totally accurate and describes exactly what illegal aliens are – ILLEGAL!! No gray area for them to exploit or opportunity to play the race/victim card. If we were more concerned with the rights of the citizens of this country than the illegals who are repeatedly breaking our laws, we would be FAR better off!!

  • aspacia

    Send coins to Numbers USA as I do to stop this hazard.

  • StephenD

    I've heard the charge that it is "Hate Speech" and is Racist. The fact is over 54 nationalities, other than Mexican, have crossed over our southern border ILLEGALLY. We have active Hamas and Hezbollah operatives, Iranian, and Cuban. There are literally people from around the globe (after South Americans, mostly Mid-Easterners) that have come across our border. Can someone tell me, after we already make clear the term is appropriate (Illegal Immigrant) What "RACE" is being victimized here?

  • BS77

    It is part of the leftist strategy to marginalize actual American citizens….by providing "special" treatment, welfare, medical care, schooling, tuition breaks and virtual citizenship upon those who entered our nation illegally…..and it is all for politics…to insure millions of fresh Demo robotic voters.

  • randy

    North america was stolen from the natives by christians.

    • Spider

      And earlier European natives had their land stolen by those who we currently call natives.

    • StephenD

      Randy,

      So what?! We should stand back and let all our resources be had by whoever wishes because our ancestors were "aggressors?"
      All peoples, at one time or another were lorded over by others. It WAS how things were done…and we all hope those days are over. But because of it you want us to lay down and get stepped on.

      Blow it out your ass you buffoon.

      • randy

        Those resoursesbelong to the natives!

        • pagegl

          There were no native humans in the new world, just one set of immigrants that got here earlier than another set. Your argument is invalid. So, the resources belong to those who control them.

    • Chiggles

      So was South America. So what?

  • Steve Chavez

    Moveon, La Raza, and the Left now want to BAN THE WORD "ILLEGAL" SO OBAMA'S P.C. POLICE are going to arrest us all soon! "It's degrading, racist, and HATE SPEECH." They'll go after websites too.

    BIG SURPRISE: Mexican politicians, including a Presidential candidate, are seeking the extradition of ALL involved in gun running or Fast and Furious. That means OBAMA AND HOLDER. That's why Holder won't resign. Hey, didn't we invade Panama to arrest President Noriega?

    These Leftist groups, who support Mexicans, and who support the overthrow and arrest of many other Presidents around the world, should demand the arrest and extradition of Obama and Holder for killing thousands of their amigos. "NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!"

  • Randy

    I like the term that the Supreme Court has used: Trespassing Foreigners.

  • NoT Important

    The problem with the internet . . . civilians were allowed access. Now, any fie-year-old can post a video, and websites such as this can sensationalize it.

  • Red Baker

    Illegal alien invaders.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Is it not obvious we have a governmnt that is not doing what is necessary to keep Americans and all
    they have safe within their own borders. We are living under a regime that violates our laws by
    omission and destroys our sovereignty intentionally as Americans sit idley by twiddeling their
    thumbs while their future is destroyed before the November elections……..and regiem thugs
    run riot in our Cities streets. If we make it to November and Romney does not close the borders
    as Bush failed to do and Amexica/Ameristan becomes our debtors prison we will know there are
    no patriots as they have become something out of a long lost past…………………….William

    • Kendrick1

      We are already subjected to abject slavery!! One half of the population is FORCED support the other half!!

      This election won't be different if we don't get out and campaign! A click of the mouse won't do it!! Donate! Go door to door! Ask people to vote! Ask if they are registered to vote! Register them yourself! Donate! We can't just sit at our internet! We may not have it much longer if we get a Deja Vu!!!

      If we don't quit straightening the deck chairs while the ship is sinking, I'm afraid our nation is sick to death!!

  • Kendrick1

    This is just another attempt through their conditioning program to train us to be controlled and submissive, and make us say "how high" when they say, "jump!" Screw them!!

  • pagegl

    First, we revise our immigration laws to be similar to Mexico's. Then we enforce those laws the same way Mexico does. Finally, we get to watch MoveOn and La Raza and all the other idiot leftists go apoplectic.

  • Grenadier

    Reread Orwell's "The Animal Farm" and "1984." Control of language " is the key to controlling thought and speech. It is a means of controlling the "Proles." We, the bulk of productive Americans (especially white Americans) are viewed as the proles. Move On & other leftists groups view themselves as the "vanguard of the proletariat" ordained to force us into a totalitarian worker's paradise. All human beings are created equal except some are "more equal" than others. Deviation from the party line will result in visit to "Room 101" or immediate extermination by the "Thought Police." "Big Brother" is watching and rewriting history as we speak. Witness the rewriting of the racist history of the Democratic Party. The "memory hole" is in full operation. Our heritage of freedom is in mortal danger of extermination. The time for change is here. Let's see what happens this November.

  • Goemon

    Im convinced leftists and everyone else is incompatible. We should all go our separate ways into our own states. Let the leftists have California, turn it into a copy of north korea, and the rest of us will build something ar better than south korea. Mixing psychotic psychopathic radical leftist demon-worshipping(?) nutjobs with sane people is like wolves and chickens in a cage, no?

  • Ronald Johnston

    There is no such thing as an illegal immigrant. They are illegal aliens period including our illegal president!!!!

  • Ghostwriter

    I think legal immigrants have a few choice words for those who are here illegally. But,it's not within me to print what they would say,it's too vulgar.

  • BS77

    I think Move On would like to de legitimize the term "American Citizen" "…..the left and the collectivists want to CONTROL everything…the media, education, justice, the economy, medical decisions, land, property…EVERYTHING….because that's what totalitarians are all about. They say they represent "progressive values" and "democracy" but be warned….the Left is designed to be a tyrannical elite , bent on running things like Mao, Pol Pot and Stalin….a nightmare the idiots in Occupy cannot even begin to imagine.

  • Len_Powder

    The Obama administration is so desperate to get votes in 2012 that it wants to banish the moniker 'illegal alien'. The next step would be to quickly rewrite the laws or write a new one that entitles 'unauthorized immigrants' to vote. I wonder why the Left hasn't targeted the 'homeless' denizens. Are they any less worthy than illegal immigrants to the government's largesse? Maybe the numbers are insufficient presently but they have and will continue to increase dramatically if Obama gets re-elected. In fact, it's surprising that Obama has not created new ethnic or social categories in the 2010 census which the Democrats can target as potential voters. How about categories like 'union members' or 'people who have had abortions' or 'tran-sexuals'? Of course, they are always working on breaking society down into 'friendly' and 'unfriendly' constituents and changing their names accordingly. This is why they call the Tea Party 'teabaggers' and the OWS radicals 'freedom fighters'.

  • RobinKed

    I invite All who are disturbed by 'moveon.org' to censor American's to their version of 'Lib-speak' to visit their website & comment, I just did with several ILLEGAL phrases & just to p[ss them off further I was sure to throw out a few ANCHOR Babies…….!!!!!!!!!!!

  • xamericanpridex

    I'd like to outlaw the term 'illegal immigrant' too… it's an insult to all immigrants! The correct term is illegal ALIENS as we all know that anyone entering a country illegally is NOT AN IMMIGRANT!

  • EVE

    LOL

  • EVE

    it never ends

  • EVE

    What the politicians need to do is worry about the citizens of the United States Of America, not the illegal's that enter the country illegally….