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Illegal Immigrant: Don't Call Me "Illegal"

mach0017 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 5:55 PM
Jose Vargas is an illegal immigrant who doesn't understand English, and doubly deserves to be deported. Vargas does not understand the law. Calling illegal immigrants "illegal immigrants" does not dehumanize them, it just describes their status in the country in which they are illegally present. Feelings do not apply, only the law applies.

Back in December, "undocumented Americans" were in the running to become TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" and just two weeks ago, Democratic Rep. John Conyers referred to illegal immigrants as simply "out of status" Americans. Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas asked Congress not to call him "illegal."

Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here.