As Mexicans and Central Americans slink across the U.S. landscape robbing, raping, murdering and holding their compatriots hostage for cash shakedowns, we must not hurt their feelings by calling them illegals, illegal aliens or illegal immigrants.
That is the new dictum from the race-based National Association of Hispanic Journalists. The so-called “journalists” — they are hard put to call themselves objective professional journalists when they cloak themselves with a race-based message — want the general media to stop using those terms, calling them “pejorative.”
The group, protected by the host of new U.S. laws and rules giving certain social classes special privileges and protections, insist that the use of “illegal” as a noun is inaccurate and inhumane. They prefer we overlook the likes of the Mexican thug who gunned down a sightseer in San Francisco and the soaring crime rate initiated by Mexican and Salvadoran thugs.
“The rising racist and xenophobic debate around immigrants has been followed by attacks on immigrants in recent weeks, and the term ‘illegal’ is also factually flawed,” the Hispanic news stenographers insist. “Being in the U.S. without proper documents is a civil offense, not a criminal one.”
Maybe so! But crossing the border illegally is considered a federal “crime” accompanied by misdemeanor “criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months.” Repeat illegal crossings become felonies punishable by up to two years in prison.
The so-called journalists fail to mention the large percentage of hard-core Hispanic criminals infiltrated into the larger Latino population that are causing all the mayhem and fear in the country. They want the general media and the general population to call them “undocumented immigrants,” a “safe” term that massages all the criminality out of the picture.
It could be Hispanic “journalists” are correct that “illegal” isn’t the proper term. As the group’s leader, Mekahlo Medina, says, “Using the word in this way is grammatically incorrect and crosses the line by criminalizing the person, not the action they are purported to have committed.”
Medina is wrong! When the person crosses the border surreptitiously, the act is criminal, making the wrongdoer a criminal, regardless of the grade of the crime.
The bottom line: Drop the term “illegal” and call the border-jumpers what they really are –criminal deportables or criminal deportable aliens. They are “criminal.” They are “deportable.” And they are “alien” to U.S. culture. TJEdwards