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Published On: Fri, Jun 14th, 2013

Illinois Dem Bobby Rush says end the term ‘illegal’ during immigration debates, makes comparisons to ‘n-word’ use

 The Senate debate on immigration reform  officially can move forward, but according to Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush lawmakers should proceed without using the term “illegal” when discussing the issue.

Bobby RushRush released the new petition by the left-wing MoveOn.org urging his colleagues in the House of Representatives to stop using the term “illegal” when referring to “illegal aliens”.

“By standing together against the use of th[is] term, publicly elected Representatives can avoid unproductive debates and discussions, which are extremely offensive to those who have not been born in the U.S.,” explained Rush.

“The words and labels that America selects to describe and refer to non-citizens, and to those not born in the U.S. are supremely important. Your support of this movement will promote a way forward on merits and produce a comprehensive and sensible immigration reform legislative package.”

Equating the statutory term of “illegal alien” to the “n-word”, Rush noted: “I grew up in a time where people of color were given numerous labels and called horrific names. I have worked though my youth into the present to fight against all of those negative labels,” continued Rush.

“Because of this, I cannot stand aside while other groups are marginalized by the labels placed on them by others, so I will join with them to prevent such atrocities from continuing.”

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  1. Hacim Obmed says:

    The immigration bill before the senate is rightly viewed as “amnesty”, because it removes the sanction of deportation and thereafter provides most illegal aliens with legal status while imposeing no more then a small fine for this precious benefit. The aliens thus experience no legal “punishment” in the true sense of this word. Additionally, many republicans remember the promises of 1986 and do not have confidence that the various enforcement provisions of the law are strong enough or that sufficient appropriations will be provided to fully fund these provisions over the long haul.

    My suggestion to correct these two problems involves a plea bargain. To get legal status, Illegal aliens would appear in court, and under oath would explain how they came to america and how they have lived since that time. They will freely confess that they have broken various immigration laws, and acknowledge that their violations subject them to deportation and explain any mitigating circumstances that entitle them to clemency. They would then swear that they have committed no other criminal acts and beg the court for mercy and a lesser sentence. If the judge finds their testimony to be credible, he will then offer them a bargain: Clemency for their violations in exchange for pleading guilty to a single pro-forma charge of “illegal presence”. They will then serve a ten year term of provisional legal status, pay a small fine of $2000, and forfeit any possibility of getting SS benefits for the remainder of their lives. After ten years they will be eligible to get into the line for a green card and citizenship by the usual process.

    Finally, the SS taxes collected from persons that accept this bargain, will be placed in a special “immigration enforcement trust fund”. The amount should be in excess of $7 billion per annum. These funds will be used to pay for enforcement measures to insure that the experience of 1986 is not repeated.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

      Hacim Obmed,

      SIR, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR SUGGESTION [IN REFERENCE TO, ILLEGALS], ” … forfeit any possibility of getting SS benefits for the remainder of their lives.” SO, Mr. Obmed, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE [sic] “gotten into the line for a green card and citizenship … ” [AND, MADE IT], HOW WILL T-H-E-Y BE SUPPORTED IN OLD-AGE WHEN THEIR BODIES CAN NO LONGER WORK?

      Mr. Obmed, THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE WILL NEVER BE RESOLVED BECAUSE OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN CAUCASIAN VIEWS ON RACE AND THE RIGHTS PROTECTED IN The Constitution. ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT READ IT, Global Dispatch JUST PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ABOUT A MOSQUE USED AS A HAVEN FOR The Tsarnaev Brothers. BUT, CAUCASIANS HAVE “CRAFTED” THE ARGUMENT INTO A DISCUSSION ON MEXICANS HOPPING THE ARIZONA/TEXAS/CALIFORNIA BORDERS AND LATIN DRUG-SMUGGLERS COMING-IN FROM THE CARRIBBEAN. THEN, CAUCASIANS CRY WHEN EASTERN EUROPEANS WITH NORDIC TRAITS “DROP A LITTLE BOMB” ON AMERICAN SOIL.

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  2. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    IF U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) WAS NOT A former Black Panther, HE WOULD HAVE A BETTER HOLD ON POSSIBLE CREDIBILITY WHEN IT COMES TO BIAS AGAINST HISPANICS.

    AS I HAVE TYPED BEFORE – ALTHOUGH, PROBABLY NOT IN OUR LIFETIME – THERE WILL BE A RACE WAR IN THIS NATION. CAUCASIANS ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE “pitted blacks against browns” BY NOT ALLOWING “SLAVERY/’Jim Crow’-” STANDARDS OF COLOR-SHADING TO EVAPORATE. NOW, NEGROES “DO” RESENT HISPANICS FOR HAVING JOBS WHICH SHOULD BE “theirs;” NEGROES WILL FORCE HISPANICS “TO PAY” BECAUSE THEY HAVE “CO-OPTED”[?] black culture. [Of Course, Caucasians will sit-back and ENJOY this show ….. but, their enjoyment will be short-lived].

    EITHER U.S. Rep. Rush IS TOO OLD – OR, HE IS NOT BEING “UP-FRONT” ABOUT THE FACT (IN THIS HIP-HOP CULTURE) HISPANICS CALL NEGROES THE “N-Word” IN BELIEF OF A “colored brotherhood of SOLIDARITY.”

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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