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Is it fair to call illegal immigrants illegal aliens?

Opening Argument

I have heard a lot of people calling illegal immigrants illegal aliens..... is it fair to call them that? 
randalagsrpassedbillMax_Air29
  1. Is it fair to call illegal immigrants illegal aliens?

    11 votes
    1. yes
      90.91%
    2. No
        9.09%

Status: Open Debate

Arguments

  • randalrandal 59 Pts
    edited May 19
    Yes, that Is the description for them and it's not really considered to be discrimination.
  • It's the most straightforward way to address them. The only controversy is in the connotation; the word "alien" is sometimes seen as a negative label - alien as in unfamiliar, disturbing, etc. However, it simply means someone coming from a foreign nation, especially non-naturalized citizens. I don't think this takes away from the humanity of those immigrants, it's just what they are. They also came here illegally so it's not wrong to label them as illegal.

    To be fair, some people DO use the word "alien" with a negative connotation, which I disagree with. But ultimately it's just semantics.
  • CYDdhartaCYDdharta 313 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    According to official definitions it is. 

    (3)  The term “alien” means any person not a citizen or national of the United States.

    8 USC 1101


    agsr
  • agsragsr 564 PtsPremium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
    Premium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
    It is completely fair and is a formal definition. What's not fair, is the fact that they come here illegally and become a burden to our taxpayers.

    That said, there is somewhat of a potential negative connotation, but I don't think most people think of it that way.
    passedbill
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  • SilverishGoldNovaSilverishGoldNova 709 PtsPremium Member
    edited August 27 Premium Member
    Yes and we need to build a wall around the magic solar gravituh system to keep aliens out. 
    Max_Air29
  • Yes, aliens are a name for immigrants due to them being from a different country.

    @SilverishGoldNova , please don't post non-explanatory arguments and inappropriate arguments.

    SilverishGoldNova
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