Alexandra Seelig
Alexandra Seelig

I am not racist or against immigrants, no matter how they come here. But the point is, it's a factual statement. If you immigrate illegally, you are an illegal immigrant. 'Undocumented' implies that our government has somehow lapsed in not noticing them--this is not the point. We do allow immigrants, but they have to go through a process. Skipping the line is not okay and avoiding a factual and correct term in order to avoid stepping on toes is condoning what they are doing, which is...

I am not racist or against immigrants, no matter how they come here. But the point is, it's a factual statement. If you immigrate illegally, you are an illegal immigrant. 'Undocumented' implies that our government has somehow lapsed in not noticing them--this is not the point. We do allow immigrants, but they have to go through a process. Skipping the line is not okay and avoiding a factual and correct term in order to avoid stepping on toes is condoning what they are doing, which is breaking the law.

If someone runs a red light, then yes, they are driving illegally. But we don't call them an illegal driver because that doesn't describe a constant situation or state. If someone doesn't have a driver's license, then they are an illegal driver because they are in a state of illegality, not just a one-time offender. Illegal immigrants live in America illegally and are likewise in a state of illegality. We aren't saying the humans are illegal--being a human is always legal. However, they are illegal immigrants.

This petition just spotlights a major issue in American culture right now. Our need to be uber-PC might avoid stepping on a few toes right now but ultimately will devastate our morals in the long run. Let’s be honest—the truth is sometimes hard. A rapist is not a nonconsensual sex partner. A drug dealer is not an undocumented pharmacist. No one is worried about hurting their feelings clearly.

I understand that America is truly the land of promise for many. I sympathize with many citizens, especially those in Mexico oppressed under a corrupt government and stuck in a cycle of poverty. But in our compassion, let us not condone breaking the law and teach that laws are only to be followed when things are easy. This petition skews the issue. Rather than a simple term, we should be focusing on how we can aid oppressed people and streamline the immigration process to make it feasible for foreigners, especially Mexican citizens to live in America.

I am not anti-immigrant. My family immigrated from Germany in the 60s and we did it legally. There is no reason why other people should not be called out for skipping the process and breaking the line when people like my family follow America's policy.

Steinar Andersen
Steinar Andersen
  • Alexandra Seelig

This legal immigrant agrees with you.

Lewis Bloomfield
Lewis Bloomfield
  • Alexandra Seelig

ok then Ross, how about criminal. Lets just call them criminals, all those criminals, because that sounds better right!??

Jesus this thing is full of all sorts of stupid.

William Brummett
William Brummett
  • Alexandra Seelig

Ross Warsing and they do it everyday so they are illegal

Mike Nolan
Mike Nolan
  • Alexandra Seelig

Actually, no criminal laws have been broken by individuals who entered the country without documents. Your statement shows bitterness rather than facts.

David Polk
David Polk
  • Alexandra Seelig

I agree lets call them by the name that they are lawbreaking, tax money stealing, immigrants that come here illegally by breaking the law set forth in our land

Sharyn Beers
Sharyn Beers
  • Alexandra Seelig

Actually, the correct legal term is "illegal alien". The word "immigrant" means one who intends to settle in a place, which illegal aliens could not do because their presence here is illegal, meaning against the law. The word "alien" means only that they are not US citizens. Therefore, any term other than "illegal alien" is legally incorrect.

Alexandra Rivera Sánchez

We are citizens of the world: Today there are not ideological frontiers, there are not nationalistic obstacles. We are in the great Global Village. Nobody who wants to live in peace can be considered as illegal person anywhere. We are in a so wonderful cultural, political and social hibridization, countries must enter in a new fraternal paradigm away and free of racism, segregation, exclusion or social discrimination.

Alexandra Rivera Sánchez
Alexandra Rivera Sánchez
  • Alexandra Rivera Sánchez

Traducción: Somos ciudadanos y ciudadanas del mundo: hoy no hay fronteras ideológicas, no hay obstáculos nacionalistas. Estamos en la gran Aldea Global. Alguien que quiera vivir en paz no puede ser considerado como una persona ilegal en ningún lugar. Estamos en una muy maravillosa hibridización cultural, política y social, los países tienen que entrar en un nuevo paradigma fraternal lejos y libre de racismo, segregación, exclusión o discriminación social.

Dale Nakedtoad
Dale Nakedtoad
  • Alexandra Rivera Sánchez

What Balderdash! We have an orderly system for others to come here. It requires among other things health tests before being granted a visa. The illegal immigrants coming to this country are bringing in deadly diseases that are resistant to all of our current anti-biotics. The mother of one of the girls my daughter was in Girl Scouts with died of an incurable strain of tuberculoses brought here by an illegal immigrant from Argentina. This young woman died and left her children without a...

What Balderdash! We have an orderly system for others to come here. It requires among other things health tests before being granted a visa. The illegal immigrants coming to this country are bringing in deadly diseases that are resistant to all of our current anti-biotics. The mother of one of the girls my daughter was in Girl Scouts with died of an incurable strain of tuberculoses brought here by an illegal immigrant from Argentina. This young woman died and left her children without a mother because the law was not followed.

They are overtaxing our schools. They are disproportionately increasing our crime rate with everything from shop lifting to gangland rapes and murders. They are overburdening our health care systems. These are not my opinions these are facts.

Alexandra Rivera Sánchez
Alexandra Rivera Sánchez
  • Alexandra Rivera Sánchez

A propósito de mi maravillosa idea arriba descrita, esto fue algo comentado por un ciudadano gringo: I am not a citizen of the "Global Village". I am a citizen of the United States of America. You seem to be a citizen of Fantasyland. Traduzco: "Yo no soy un ciudadano de la Aldea Global. Yo soy un ciudadano de los EUA. Tú pareces ser una ciudadana de la Tierra de la Fantasía" . Gracioso pero a la vez confirma que hay egoísmo y nacionalismo reactivo del pensamiento ciudadano yanqui frente a...

A propósito de mi maravillosa idea arriba descrita, esto fue algo comentado por un ciudadano gringo: I am not a citizen of the "Global Village". I am a citizen of the United States of America. You seem to be a citizen of Fantasyland. Traduzco: "Yo no soy un ciudadano de la Aldea Global. Yo soy un ciudadano de los EUA. Tú pareces ser una ciudadana de la Tierra de la Fantasía" . Gracioso pero a la vez confirma que hay egoísmo y nacionalismo reactivo del pensamiento ciudadano yanqui frente a una propuesta de solidaridad social y política mundial, (ver comentarios hechos dentro de la página, comparto algunos otros no).

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Alexandra Rivera Sánchez

Alexandra, I am so flattered that you used my comment to make a point. I'm glad you were able to see the humor. I'm proud to be a Yankee, and proud of my reactive nationalism which I call patriotism. If I appear selfish to you then so be it.

Sue Cundiff-Nation
Sue Cundiff-Nation

They are illegal, they didnt come here legally, they broke the law coming here. It is insulting to our legal immigrants for the illegals to be given special treatment when one of the things required of legal immigrants is to obeythe laws of this, their chosen country.

Marco Fonseca
Marco Fonseca
  • Sue Cundiff-Nation

Yep, maybe "Trespassers" or "Invaders" would suit better.

Rude Calderon
Rude Calderon
  • Sue Cundiff-Nation

I came here legally and am now a U. S. citizen. I do not find it insulting. Don't speak for me... Do you really know the main causes for all this undocumented immigration? Did you know that most crisis in Latin America that caused this were caused by American intervention and Imperialism? Read history and inform yourself! Another thing, the American history we get in our schools is pure brain wash...

Lee Mc Donald
Lee Mc Donald
  • Sue Cundiff-Nation

Rude Calderon : The education system in the U.S. sucks because the idiot PC police are interested in feelings instead of inteligence. They are the ones who want "Undocumented Immigrants" to get full imedately citizenship without the penalty of comming here illegally (screw the people who followed the law). They also want to tax you so heavly that you and your family can barely make ends meet, so they can give money to people who do nothing but watch TV all day, or measure how far snails...

Rude Calderon : The education system in the U.S. sucks because the idiot PC police are interested in feelings instead of inteligence. They are the ones who want "Undocumented Immigrants" to get full imedately citizenship without the penalty of comming here illegally (screw the people who followed the law). They also want to tax you so heavly that you and your family can barely make ends meet, so they can give money to people who do nothing but watch TV all day, or measure how far snails travel in a day, or teach kindergardeners how to properly use condoms.

Samuel Pharris
Samuel Pharris
  • Sue Cundiff-Nation

Illegal means exactly what is said. Sort of politcal correct to not say illegal? Illegal means some broke a law.

Joyce Marie Morrow
Joyce Marie Morrow

I for One.feel we all Got here some way. whether through Immigration or Back to the Garden.I have lived in the USA all of my Life working since 5 years old and until I was old enough to stand up for myself to post boundaries of what I would allow people to say or do.I grew up with african Americans and poor Whites and Mexicans.we were all treated like Immigrants.go back to the dust Bowl watch.California.called the people coming their to seek a Fresh start. were called Dirty Immigrants.The...

I for One.feel we all Got here some way. whether through Immigration or Back to the Garden.I have lived in the USA all of my Life working since 5 years old and until I was old enough to stand up for myself to post boundaries of what I would allow people to say or do.I grew up with african Americans and poor Whites and Mexicans.we were all treated like Immigrants.go back to the dust Bowl watch.California.called the people coming their to seek a Fresh start. were called Dirty Immigrants.The wealthy People have used immigrants for years paying under the table and the minute some of the mixed Race grew up to become Educated and Fight back and want better for them selves and their Familys. they are now Illegal.Wake up and Grow up you people. thank you Joyce.my Voice. Governed By God.JESUS and The Holy Spirit.

Patricia O'Neil Breternitz
Patricia O'Neil Breternitz
  • Joyce Marie Morrow

Sorry Joyce. That doesn't change the fact that they are here illegally. If a person that lives out of the United States wants to come live here. They should come here the LEGAL way! You should not break the law, period!

Todd McIntyre
Todd McIntyre

I support the Times, why do need to pay someone elses taxes. For that matter put the well fair comes that can work to work or they do not receive their benefits.

Juan Valero Tamara Scurlock
Juan Valero Tamara Scurlock
  • Todd McIntyre

Todd do your resech and fin out who really is using well fair.

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Todd McIntyre

In other words-research, find, and welfare. I"m getting pretty good at deciphering Juan's mis-spelled rants.

Craig Dobson
Craig Dobson

Being someone who came here LEGALLY, paid taxes, paid naturalization fees, paid social security and being someone who was brought over by my parents, I think everyone else should go thru the LEGAL process just like us Europeans! Just because you can walk across the border doesn't make it right! This is a great country who will welcome anyone, just do it legally, pay your own way, and assimilate into the culture with everyone else.

Steinar Andersen
Steinar Andersen
  • Craig Dobson

Amen (and pass the Tylenol)...... :)

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Craig Dobson

Very well said. Congrats on doing it the RiGHT and LEGAL way

Steinar Andersen
Steinar Andersen

Mr. Vargas again is again trying to justify his bypassing our nation's laws by trying to go "Politically Correct" and saying that no human being is illegal. It is his way of justifying his illegal activities.

Sanders de Villa
Sanders de Villa
  • Steinar Andersen

You are a hypocrite. The term "illegal immigrant" is used almost totally when the person is latin american origin. I never hear people complaining about Canadians being here illegally (or people named Steinar Andersen). It has been difficult to get a tourist visa for my wife, who has no interest in living in the U.S. (She is an instructor at a University.) Conservatives use latinos as a scapegoat for out-sourcing jobs, but some people are more concerned about a mexican working as a...

You are a hypocrite. The term "illegal immigrant" is used almost totally when the person is latin american origin. I never hear people complaining about Canadians being here illegally (or people named Steinar Andersen). It has been difficult to get a tourist visa for my wife, who has no interest in living in the U.S. (She is an instructor at a University.) Conservatives use latinos as a scapegoat for out-sourcing jobs, but some people are more concerned about a mexican working as a dishwasher, than a computer programmer being out of a job. They should try throw you out of MY country, than for example, John Lennon. (I am just making a point with the last statement.)

Brandy Cuautle
Brandy Cuautle
  • Steinar Andersen

Mr. Vargas was brought here as a child and had no idea he was undocumented until he attempted to apply for a driver's license. This is the only country he has ever known as home. He is an American, just as American as you are.

Larry Williamson
Larry Williamson

I agree with the previous poster. They are here illegally. Therefore, they are illegal immigrants. We need immigration reform to give them a path to legal status.

Alexandra Seelig
Alexandra Seelig
  • Larry Williamson

This petition ignores the issue: our immigration system.

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Larry Williamson

No we don't need "immigration reform". We need to ENFORCE our current immigration laws.

Vanessa Cavaliere
Vanessa Cavaliere
  • Larry Williamson

First of all, if we had better control of our borders there wouldn't be illegal immigrants here so it's our fault.

J Patrick Platter
J Patrick Platter

Let's NOT sugar-coat this and use fluffy PC terms to soften the impact of what we're talking about.
Illegal means NOT LEGAL. IMMIGRANT is someone who moves into another country. Therefore, someone who moves into another country by non-legal means is an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT.
Speak the truth, understand the facts.

Marie-Stan Remigereau
Marie-Stan Remigereau
  • J Patrick Platter

On behalf of the LEGAL immigrants in this country, thank you!

Jaden Andrea
Jaden Andrea
  • J Patrick Platter

That's... so... unnecessary.

Alexandra Seelig
Alexandra Seelig
  • J Patrick Platter

Well said. I'm so glad to see someone else equally troubled by America's overly sensitive take on anything remotely involving race.

Melissa Harrison White

If you do not go through the proper procedures, you are here illegally. There's no other way to say it. My husband is moving here from Australia and we are going through all the proper procedures. It's time consuming and costly, but it's LEGAL.

Darlene Thomas
Darlene Thomas
  • Melissa Harrison White

You tell them, Melissa!

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Melissa Harrison White

I wish the two of you all the best!

Alexandra Seelig
Alexandra Seelig
  • Melissa Harrison White

Thank you! It would be an insult to people like you to ignore the people that skip that consuming and costly process.

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