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Published: Friday, July 6 2012 3:07 p.m. MDT

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Vince here
San Diego, CA

I find it interesting that history books do not refer to European immigrants as 'illegal' but as Puritans, Pilgrims, and otherwise, other type of immigrants.

Land and Law taken by force. Treaties broken by force, well into the 20th century because it is a matter of perspective, the law of the dominant.

Into the 20th century, when terms begin, not as legal terms, lest we forget, but as matters of policy, a re-invention of labeling on the oppressed seems adequate.

It is a hateful term.

It is un-American to refer to people with such demeaning terms.

No one is illegal. No one.

These people come here to help the economy. To say otherwise denies the economic reality.

RRB
SLC, UT

illegal is a status, and people here illegally have the status of being illegal.

People come to help their economy, and that of the dishonest businessmen. The rest of us pay for it.

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