WASHINGTON—During opening statements for the first House Judiciary Committee hearing addressing comprehensive immigration reform, the top ranking Democrat on the committee urged his fellow members and the witnesses present to avoid using the phrase “illegal immigrant” during the daylong proceedings.
You prefer illegal alien, John? How about tonk? Foreign invader?
“I hope no one uses the term ‘illegal immigrants’ here today,” said Committee Ranking Member John Conyers of Michigan. “Our citizens are not illeg—the people in this country are not illegal.”
Yeah, actually they are illegal. And they’re not citizens. Funny that Conyers likes to think of citizens of foreign nations who sneak in are really citizens here – as “his” citizens. Apparently he knows nothing about what a citizen of a nation is, what citizenship entails, or has any concept of civic virtue or duty. They actually are like him in that regard, or he just regards them as fellow leftist Democrats waiting to emerge from the shadows so he can institute a glorious leftist utopia once his party totally dominates.
“They are out of status. They’re new Americans that are immigrants, and I think we can forge a path to citizenship that will be able to pass muster.”
They broke the law to get in. That’s like saying a burglar is “out of status” when he’s in your living room.
They aren’t “new Americans”, they’re illegal aliens out to get what they can, and they don’t deserve – nor do they want – to be citizens of El Norte – a country they’ve been taught by their own home nations’ dictators to blame for their own nations’ collective failures.
We have a path to citizenship. They aren’t on it. That’s why they’re illegal aliens.
There are some 5 million legal aliens in the country trying to get status (according to a report on the radio today).
Conyers wants to make more Democrats. He’s a dirtbag of the highest order, who devalues and gives away citizenship to the US – a birthright that many fight and die for – including those legal aliens who do wish to become US citizens.
I should note that the coworker I’ve been showing around the job for the last week is a Mexican immigrant who naturalized while he was in the US Army because he wanted to be a US citizen. He jumped through all the hoops and worked hard because citizenship means something to him. He’s someone Conyers is violently insulting with this leftist newspeak.