Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Bill would mandate nicer term for illegals

Hey did anyone see where I left my freedom?

A Flordia state legislator whose district is home to thousands of Caribbean immigrants wants to ban the term "illegal alien" from the state's official documents.

I love when we all act like the problem is just the word.

"I personally find the word 'alien' offensive when applied to individuals, especially to children," said Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami. "An alien to me is someone from out of space."

Out of what space? What the fuck are you talking about lady?

She has introduced a bill providing that: "A state agency or official may not use the term 'illegal alien' in an official document of the state." There would be no penalty for using the words.

Illegal immigrants will be now referred to as "uninvited human visitors that don't plan to leave".

In Miami-Dade County, Wilson said, "we don't say 'alien,' we say 'immigrant.'"

Okay, so we'll call them illegal immigrants. How long will switching the terminology solve the problem take?


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