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Is calling an illegal alien racist?

toobored54 2012/04/28 03:44:59
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Is stating that someone who has illegally entered the United States an
"illegal alien", racist? Being an illegal alien, does not make them less
human, it simply states the fact that they are illegally in this country, An illegal not of this country for a better definition, it is a matter of law, not opinion. Here is the U.S. Law:

Federal law provides that any alien who 1) enters or attempts to enter the U.S. at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, 2) eludes examination by immigration officers, or 3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the U.S. by a willfully false or misleading representation is guilty of improper entry by an alien. For the first commission of the offense, the person is fined, imprisoned up to six months, or both, and for a subsequent offense, is fined, imprisoned up to 2 years, or both (8 U.S.C. § 1325).
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  • JohnPublius 2012/08/03 18:52:33
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    JohnPublius
    No American worker ever voluntarily gave up his job to an illegal alien! Ask the citizen workers whose jobs they are taking away what they think of them, even better, call Immigration and Customs Enforcement toll free at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE and tell them where the illiegal aliens are working and living andt he restaurants where they eat. Blame the un-American employers who do this to get off paying a subminimum wage! shut their companies down now! Every illegal alien is a job thief.

    John Publius, author
    "How To Report Immigration Violations"
  • Kane Fernau 2012/06/08 04:38:12
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    Kane Fernau
    White Europeans in this country illegally are illegal aliens. Africans in this country illegally are illegal aliens. Asians in this country illegally are illegal aliens, Latinos in this country illegally are illegal aliens. Did I forget any? Political Correctness should be burned at the stake.
  • Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~ 2012/06/08 04:25:56
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~
    +1
    But neither is having a difference of opinion and they say that is racist.Ask a lib they know everything.
  • in vino... Gracie ... 2012/06/08 04:29:00
  • Gracie ... in vino... 2012/06/08 04:35:53
    Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~
    lol..... libs are dumb
  • MkB 2012/06/08 04:20:48
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    MkB
    +1
    Such is it international law.
  • angelbaby 2012/06/08 03:40:58
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    angelbaby
    +3
    That's just ridiculous
  • in vino veritas 2012/06/08 03:39:00
  • princess 2012/06/08 03:35:39
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    princess
    +3
    They are to be called for what they are---ILLEGAL---as being here ILLEGALLY....what part of that do they not understand??!!!
  • sglmom 2012/05/06 03:51:44
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    sglmom
    +3
    Based on US LAW ..
    and other nations have much stronger Laws against those who would ILLEGALLY enter their nations too ..
  • Eddie 2012/04/30 13:47:59
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    Eddie
    No I don't think it is. An illegal alien could be a caucasian from the UK just as easily as a hispanic from Mexico. However the term "illegal alien" is often thrown around with somewhat racial intent.
    Now this is my own personal belief and many probably won't agree. But hey, that's America. We get to have personal opinions here.
    I don't think that "illegal alien" and "undocumented person" are necessarily always the same thing. Or should'nt be. An "illegal alien" is someone who comes into this country without any legal device that authorizes or allows them to do so. An undocumented person may not have necessarily entered this country illegaly, but later failed to maintain the authorizing documentation that initially allowed them entrance. Likewise, someone born in this country to undocumented or alien parents would in many cases likely also be undocumented but not necessarily an alien. Of course I'm of the opinion that if you are born here, raised here, educated here and functioned here as a productive and contributing member of our society. Then I have no problem with that person being recognized as a citizen. Not to say that I think that the parents should automaticly be extended the same liberty, by virtue of having successfully had and raised a child here. I don't. Dependi...
    No I don't think it is. An illegal alien could be a caucasian from the UK just as easily as a hispanic from Mexico. However the term "illegal alien" is often thrown around with somewhat racial intent.
    Now this is my own personal belief and many probably won't agree. But hey, that's America. We get to have personal opinions here.
    I don't think that "illegal alien" and "undocumented person" are necessarily always the same thing. Or should'nt be. An "illegal alien" is someone who comes into this country without any legal device that authorizes or allows them to do so. An undocumented person may not have necessarily entered this country illegaly, but later failed to maintain the authorizing documentation that initially allowed them entrance. Likewise, someone born in this country to undocumented or alien parents would in many cases likely also be undocumented but not necessarily an alien. Of course I'm of the opinion that if you are born here, raised here, educated here and functioned here as a productive and contributing member of our society. Then I have no problem with that person being recognized as a citizen. Not to say that I think that the parents should automaticly be extended the same liberty, by virtue of having successfully had and raised a child here. I don't. Depending on length of their residence and level of social contribution, perhaps they should be allowed the opportunity to apply and go through the process of becoming a citizen without facing the threat of deportation first. Contrary to popular belief, it's not all that easy to become a citizen. Many who try don't succeed.
    Actually many American's don't know or have forgotten that it's actually the law that everyone must maintain and be able to provide proof of identification and citizenship. As there are many Americans who, for whatever reason can't produce that proof, be it due to having lost access to it due to any number of extenuating circumstances. There are many who rightly consider themselves to be full-fledged Americans that, at least in the short term, find themselves on the list as an "undocumented person". People should be careful who they point fingers at. They could possibly wake up one day to find one pointed at them.
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  • Spider 2012/04/30 13:38:27
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    Spider
    +1
    Illegal means against the laws set forth by our country. Alien means not a legal resident of our country. If I were to transfer my citizenship to another country, then enter this country without the proper paperwork, then I would be an illegal alien. The concept of race does not enter into it at all. Anyone who thinks otherwise is clearly too uneducated to comprehend the terms, which seems to be a regular scenario with many illegal aliens to begin with.
  • 3kidsandamom 2012/04/29 20:59:25
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    3kidsandamom
    +1
    If what you're doing violates US law it is by definition illegal. This has nothing to do with race as there are illegal aliens here from many countries that include a variety of colors including white! We are speaking of their actions period!
  • mac9 2012/04/29 16:53:26
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    mac9
    Illegal means not legal. It is just another liberal attempt to fool and gain favor with hispanics.
  • DoxieDad 2012/04/29 15:50:55 (edited)
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    DoxieDad
    Oh here we go....... OK lets replace "i" with "un". They will no longer be called "illegal" they will now be known as "unlegal". This will apply to all uses of the word "illegal" because we will put this word in the same box with the "N" wooooooord.

    So it will now be "unlegal" to rob a bank. "unllegal to do 70 mhp through a school zone, etc etc....

    Now are all of you bleeding hearts on the left satisfied?

    crying heart smiley
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/29 13:19:17
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    It's no different than disagreeing with the Kenyan in the WH. It is the truth whether they like it or not. Only liberals make everything 'racist'. That's all we have heard for over 3 years now. Every time the kook in the WH does something stupid, and we call him on it, they scream 'racist!'.
    If the word 'racist' was not allowed to be used on SH the liberals would leave.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/04/29 07:04:45
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    TheTruth1313
    +3
    If you are here illegally, then you ARE an ILLEGAL ALIEN. And, therefore, a criminal as well.
  • jumpboots 187th PIR 2012/04/29 01:45:24
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    +2
    Illegal is breaking the law. It can't be something else to make half wits feel good. Tea
  • Denny 2012/04/29 01:20:27
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    Denny
    +3
    It's not racist. It's called calling a criminal a criminal
  • jrtmanmd 2012/04/29 01:17:25
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    jrtmanmd
    +4
    Illegal = Someone that broke the laws of this country.
    Alien = Someone who's country of origin is not the U.S.

    Nope no racism there, just stating the facts. Someone that came to this country through illegal means, thus breaking our laws. Not racism, not hate, just facts. If you don't want to be an Illegal Alien, follow our laws and apply for immigrant status though legal means! We welcome you, but do it legally.
  • sammanilla 2012/04/29 01:15:19
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    sammanilla
    +3
    It's euphemistically termed calling a spade a spade. Or is that illegal now, too.
  • wtw 2012/04/29 01:05:52
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    wtw
    +1
    Sorry dodo's it's the law!
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/04/28 23:48:57
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +2
    It's a frickin' statement of a FACT.
  • robinswebnest 2012/04/28 23:25:31
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    robinswebnest
    +1
    It is a proper term unless you are an illegal alien.....
    In the 70's we used to call them 'wet backs'....then 'illegal aliens'....then 'undocumented workers', now, undocumented democrats....do I really need to say anymore>
  • joe ramirez 2012/04/28 23:20:07
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    joe ramirez
    +2
    I can't believe how you people believe every lie the media,president, and leftist liberals say without going to the source and finding the fact's! No wonder this country is in dire straights!
  • templer003 2012/04/28 23:18:39
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    templer003
    +4
    They ARE here ILLEGALLY thus the first part illegal..
    They ARE ALIEN to this country thus the second part..
    So NO it is not racist to call a criminal trespasser from another country an illegal alien..Only a race baiting leftist would think so..
  • Freeranger 2012/04/28 23:04:57
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    Freeranger
    +2
    Emphatic "NO". An illegal alien is totally illegal
  • PoliticallyIncorrect 2012/04/28 22:41:27
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +3
    Calling it racist to term them illegal aliens is typical liberal progressive spin. If you can't call a spade a spade, then I say, kiss my grits. The truth hurts among the liberal progressive movement.

    While I'm at it, I'll throw in few more ... War on Terror ... Muslim terrorists ... if the shoe fits, doncha know? Those who are guilty should be wearing them.
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/04/28 22:06:14
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +4
    While the Politically Correct term may be Undocumented Democrat, they are both illegals and aliens under the law. Had they followed immigration law and not jumped the line or the border, they could be immigrants, green-card holders, and eventually citizens.
  • lady_c5_loadmaster 2012/04/28 21:44:27
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    lady_c5_loadmaster
    +3
    Does this mean we can no longer say robbing a bank is "illegal" or killing someone is "illegal"?
  • DS in O... lady_c5... 2012/04/28 22:07:32 (edited)
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +5
    Technically, one represents an undocumented financial transaction, and the other is merely the act of a post-life facilitator. Sarcasm Meter
  • templer003 DS in O... 2012/04/28 23:30:25
    templer003
    +1
    OMG !!!! roflmao great one... applause
  • A Carpe... DS in O... 2012/04/29 22:13:28
    A Carpenter
    +2
    post-life facilitator? i like it, but i like mine better
    Post-Natal Abortionist
  • Dandydon 2012/04/28 21:42:07
    Not sure
    Dandydon
    +4
    Why would i want to call a illegal alien?
    I wouldn't know their number and i'm sure not going to just holler out "Hey illegal alien!!".
  • toobored54 Dandydon 2012/05/23 22:17:40
    toobored54
    +1
    probably shoulda reworded the question, lol!
  • Dandydon toobored54 2012/05/24 03:48:11
    Dandydon
    :P
  • Theresa 2012/04/28 21:41:28
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    Theresa
    +5
    It is silly to call someone who breaks the law anything but a law breaker. There is nothing racist about law breakers.
  • ☆ QueenAline 2012/04/28 21:37:03
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    ☆ QueenAline
    +5
    exactally...it's based on US Law...anyone who doesn't like the term...too bad....If you are undocumented, it means you are not here legally, therefore you are an ILLEGAL
  • eliosc 2012/04/28 21:13:29
    No, the term "illegal alien" is not racist. It is based on U.S. law
    eliosc
    +7
    They are illegal alien, like it or not.

    I am hispanic, do I have to feel offended because they called me legal alien?.., of course not. That's liberal BS as always.

    Estoy cansado con la porqueria de los progresistas.
  • Bill eliosc 2012/04/28 21:20:40
    Bill
    +2
    I'm tired of the porqueria, too. Thanks.

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