Monday, March 24, 2008

"Illegal" or "Undocumented"; Which Term Do You Think is Accurate?

In a shrewd move by the pro-illegal-immigration forces and organizations, the term "undocumented worker" has begun to be substituted for "illegal alien" in news reports and debates about the illegal immigration problem we face in the USA. Organizations like LULAC use the term, the ACLU uses the term, and many other activists having chosen to use the term, while also labeling "illegal immigrant" as an offensive term.

Using the term "undocumented worker" instantly sends the message that there is nothing illegal with that individual's residency in the United States. It conveys that the any question of their legality can be worked out with a little paperwork and submission of the correct government forms. It's use is part of a strategy meant to soften the reality that those individuals are breaking the law, and are actually "illegal aliens" in the United States.

Guess who else is using the term "undocumented" immigrants? Tim O'Hare's opponent for Mayor, local realtor Gene Bledsoe. In his campaign material, he flaunts his supposed opposition to illegal immigration, but then adopts the language of LULAC, the ACLU, and other pro-illegal immigration activists. Not illegal immigrants, "undocumented" immigrants.

Do you share that view? I think I know the answer.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist."

March 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish Ohare and Scott would stop using the race card to win votes.

We all know you hate Hispanics because they have moved into lilly white FB. Now you feel threatened.

Why don't you stop stigmatizing Hispanics as now you and everyone on the street assumes we're undocumented workers because of our appearance.

It's none of Ohare's or Scott's business or the city's business to know what people's status is. Leave that to the federal government.

Stop playing the race card and read the Bible. Here's a reading for you:
“When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the stranger... love the stranger as yourself, for you were strangers..I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:33-34)

April 27, 2008 at 3:47 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scriptures say alot of things: "Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities," wrote Paul. "For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God" (Romans 13:1). This includes the payment of taxes and other obligations (verses 2-7). Remember that the Roman government of the time had its own problems with corruption and abuse of power. But such behavior does not give people an excuse to disobey the law or disrespect the authority of their leaders.

Peter also addresses this: "Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors ..." (1 Peter 2:13-14). We are also to "honor the king" or chief ruler (verse 17). Paul echoes Peter's instruction to Titus: "Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready to every good work, to speak evil of no one ..." (Titus 3:1-2). Elsewhere Paul exhorts us pray "for kings and all who are in authority" (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Then, in Romans 13:6,7, "Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid so they can keep on doing the work God intended them to do. Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and import duties and give respect and honor to all to whom it is due." Then finally in Mark 12:30-31, And you are to have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself. There is no other law greater than these." IF we claim to love others as ourselves and God being the essence and creator of Love we must obey his teachings above what we "feel" or "think" is best.

May 4, 2008 at 10:09 PM 

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