No human being is illegal

Whenever we discuss the immigration debate, it is important to emphasize that no human being is illegal. This descriptor for a person does not appear in immigration law or, for that matter, in any constitutional documents. The use of this term serves to dehumanize and objectify our fellow human beings. As long as we can cast the other in such language, we need not consider their histories or their dreams, their cultures or their contributions.

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Published in: on January 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Actually, the exact phrase “illegal alien” does appear at least once in the U.S. Code. Do you know what that is?

    Also, can you identify the LogicalFallacy the rest of her column engages in?

  2. Hey TLB, take your hate and prejudice and get lost.


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