The UCLA Undergraduate Students Association wants the term “illegal immigrant” banned because, its members say, the phrase is a violation of the human rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.Racially derogatory? Is that a joke? The term "illegal immigrant" is a racially NEUTRAL term. It could apply to Mexicans illegally entering the country or Irishmen doing the same. We know all about the Irish illegal immigrants. The LA Times wrote about them:
Last week’s resolution emphasizes the student council’s desire to prevent journalists, media organizations and various campus partners from identifying illegal aliens as “illegal immigrants,” explains the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s campus rag.
The resolution flatly states that “illegal immigrant” is “racially derogatory language.” Such language “has historically bolstered the foundation for racially harmful actions including racial profiling practices, punitive policies targeting socially marginalized groups, hate crimes and violence,” the resolution proclaims.
Originally from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, Therese (who did not want to disclose her last name) has been living in the U.S. illegally for more than 13 years. She is one of approximately 50,000 undocumented Irish living in the five boroughs.
"Most of the people I know came on student visas, or on vacation, and they stayed. It's a hard decision to make. It's a risk," Therese said.
If I were a parent paying these kids' way through college, I'd ask the college for my money back. It's obvious they are aren't being taught ANYTHING.