Immigration Law

Immigration Egregore: The "Illegal Immigrant" Slur

"I join the fray and ask:  Is illegal immigrant a "stinking rose?"  Is it an ad hominem attack on Latinos like the now quaint but still non-PC terms, "d-a-g-o"* or "wop," or "paddy" or "mick," used to slime earlier immigrants of Italian or Irish provenance?  I say yes and side with the Drop the 'i' campaigners." - Angelo Paparelli, July 9, 2012.

* I had to spell out d-a-g-o- because some genius programming censor at LexisNexis renders the offensive word as **** - but lets wop, paddy and mick slide.  Go figure.