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Published:January 13th, 2007 14:00 EST
Illegal Aliens are NOT Immigrants!

Illegal Aliens are NOT Immigrants!

By John Lillpop

Those who argue on behalf of illegal aliens and their “rights” often play word games in appealing to the pride of real Americans.

“Immigrants Built America” and “We are all Immigrants” are popular slogans at pro-illegal alien protests and in jargon used by those who favor open borders, regardless of the impact on America’s homeland security, economy, or culture.

What the anti rule-of-law crowd omits is the crucial word "legal," as in "legal immigrants." While it’s true that we are all descendants of immigrants, it is not true that our forefathers came to America illegally.

America was not built by illegal aliens!

Migrating to America legally is, and should be, a long, drawn-out procedure meant to protect the interests of American citizens. It involves more than simply jumping a fence and heading north in pursuit of free health care, education, food stamps, and other handouts paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

Legal immigration means enduring rigorous hurdles like background checks to detect a criminal background or possible ties to terrorists; medical examinations to detect diseases still prevalent in third-world nations, but long since eradicated here; proof of financial solvency so as to prevent newcomers from becoming a burden on U.S. taxpayers, and testing for knowledge of American history and English skills.

Those who have jumped the fence into America in order to avoid our immigration checks are not immigrants. Rather, they are illegal aliens, with no claim whatsoever to the welcome mat extended to legal immigrants. Such people do not deserve recognition or sanction by the United States, and should be rounded up and deported as soon as possible, without exception.

Another word game played by pro-illegal aliens is to call these miscreants “undocumented.”

The implication of this term is that the invaders are simply missing a piece of paper or two, probably some unnecessary bureaucratic red tape designed to keep brown people out.

In truth, illegal aliens have invaded our nation, leaving America vulnerable to undetected crime, terrorism, disease, and financial devastation at the hands of people with no legal or moral justification for being here.

Do not be fooled by word games and euphemistic cover-ups. People here illegally are illegal aliens. Period!