Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Do you agree that the term illegal immigrant is offensive?

The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) wants to “inform and sensitize” reporters in the nation about how “offensive” the term “illegal immigrant” is to Latinos.

Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence announced the campaign against “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien” terminology. He says those who have not obtained citizenship but have entered the country without any prior approval should be called “undocumented workers” or “undocumented immigrants.”

Are you kidding me? What on earth are journalists doing making up words that suit them for the news? If you don't like reporting the FACTS, then DON'T be a journalist! Go write a book if you want to create your own la-la land.

If you are not here legally...then you are here illegally. How on earth can the term "illegal immigrant" be so hard to take?

I'm tired of people calling our country insensitive. We are the most welcoming, inviting, and caring country in the world. People here illegally walk into our hospitals all the time and get cared for. Legal or not. Insurance or not. Money or not. We are going broke because of it.

If I moved to Mexico or England, and did't go through the proper paperwork to become a you think I would be treated in their hospital? NO WAY.

You can't get more sensitive than America.

Too bad we can't count on our journalists for objective news.

What do you the term "illegal immigrant" offensive?

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