Thursday, July 5, 2012

Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slur

I learned something new today.  Charles Garcia on CNN.com writes that "The term `illegal immigrant' was first used in 1939 as a slur by the British toward Jews who were fleeing the Nazis and entering Palestine without authorization. Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel aptly said that `no human being is illegal.'"

KJ

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