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Don’t Call Illegal Immigrants ‘Illegal Immigrants’ On Twitter, Or You’ll Be ‘Corrected’ By A Robot

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It’s a bad day for the machines that want to control us. First HitchBOT got what was coming to it, and now, free-thinking humans are fighting back against yet another robot.

Patrick Hogan and Jorge Rivas, Fusion.net:

For many years, it was considered socially acceptable by some to use the term “illegal immigrant” (or worse, “illegal alien”) to label people living in the United States without proper authorization.

But those days are over. In 2015, everyone from President Obama to actress Natalie Portman has gotten used to saying “undocumented immigrant” or “unauthorized immigrant” instead of the outdated and offensive phrase “illegal immigrant…”

So, in a modest effort to help America shed some of its historical baggage, we built a Twitter bot that replies to some of the people who tweet the words “illegal immigrant,” letting them know that in 2015, the preferred terms are “undocumented immigrant” or “unauthorized immigrant…”

Why is it considered offensive to call people “illegal immigrants?”

Because, as journalist, filmmaker, and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas told us in a recent interview, “Actions are illegal. People are not…”

“I am here illegally, but as a person I am not ‘illegal,’” he explained.

Here’s the game-changing Twitterbot in action:

And so on.

That’s the leftist way: If you can’t win an argument on your own terms, just change the terms. Terrorists become “enemy combatants.” Dead babies become “fetal tissue.” Illegal immigrants become “undocumented” or “unauthorized.”

As I recall, “illegal immigrant” became the preferred term when everybody suddenly decided “illegal alien” was offensive. Eventually, when leftists keep losing the argument, “undocumented” and “unauthorized” will become equally offensive for an equally stupid reason:

  • “How can you call them ‘undocumented’? Why do they need documents to prove they’re human beings?”
  • “People aren’t unauthorized!”
  • Etc.

Illegal immigrants are people… who immigrate illegally. Duh, idiotas.

Pass it on.