So, let me get this straight - use of the word "illegal" is "dehumanizing?"
Silly me, I thought the term "illegal alien" was simply a reference to one's abiding by a host nation's laws. There IS a way to immigrate to America LEGALLY, you know.
Based on your "logic," all laws "dehumanize" if, in their application, they differentiate between those who follow the law and those who don't.
Elie the Wiesel can play word games all day long if he chooses but, rather than harrasing Americans with his holier-than-thou buffoonery, he might leave his perfumed palaces and get his hands dirty saving Real victims of REAL crimes against humanity.