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UCLA Student Government Bans ‘Derogatory’ Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by John Hill on SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 in BLOG, NEWS

California is America’s ‘Sanctuary State’: by far the most welcoming to illegal invaders, handing them virtual amnesty, healthcare, welfare and even student loans and grants.

Now the the student government at UCLA is defending those invaders with speech censorship: unanimously voting to call for the eradication of the phrase “illegal immigrant.”

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, reports our friends at Campus Reform.

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.

“The racially derogatory I-word endangers basic human rights including the presumption of innocence and the right to due process guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution,” the text also declares.

The U.S. Constitution does not contain the phrases “illegal immigrant,” or even “immigrant,” nor is there any special protections for foreign invaders.

However, the Constitution does contain the First Amendment which mentions free speech, saying that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”

The UCLA students censoring speech seem to have little respect for that actual language.

Undergrad council members Omar Arce told the Daily Bruin he believes the language-banning resolution is necessary.

“Calling someone illegal is calling them someone that does not deserve to exist,” Arce asserted. “Words have power. Words have the opportunity to define people and create context.”

Illegal aliens “define” themselves as lawbreakers when they violate our laws. Words like “illegal immigrant” merely state the truth. But in a state where the inmates run the asylum, the truth becomes “hate speech.”

About John Hill

John Hill is the Executive Director of Stand With Arizona, one of the nation's largest organizations opposing illegal immigration and amnesty. SWA's members have been instrumental in passing legislation in states and counties around the U.S., and blocking the DREAM Act in 2010. Join us!

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It's all about the left turning everything inside out, upside down, and bassackwards

for control. It's a sickness. They feel that changing the definitions of all relevant terms

to fit their narrative means that they win.



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