From Lying Media Bastards
[HR 4437] is personal. Why are Latino students protesting by the thousand? Because for many, the law says “weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to take your parents away.” Why doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t anyone understand that?
Too many don’t. But that is what the Sensenbrenner Bill mandates. If the children are US-born and the parents are undocumented, then deport the parents anyway. This is a racist and mean-spirited bill to the core. It’s a given there will be huge mobilizations, strikes, and walk-outs should it look like it will become law.
– Sadly, in public discourse, the words “immigrant”, “illegal immigrant”, “illegal alien”, “Mexican”, “Hispanic”, and “latino” are used almost interchangably, as though they all meant the same thing. So when Congress proposes a bill to make it a felony to be an “illegal immigrant”, and to deport them all, how do you think people respond to that?
PS “Native Americans had a special name for immigration – white people.”