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conservativecat Wrote: why do you say "undocumented" ? they're illegal ... just call them what they are. They're here illegally
I say undocumented because I have this crazy weird thing called compassion. I know Republicans don't understand what compassion is, but I promise you that it's a real thing.
I have compassion for the infant who was brought here when they were six months old only to find out later in their life that they aren't actually a citizen of a country they have lived in for their entire lives. I have compassion for people who fled war torn Central America and risked their livelihoods to come to a country that is directly responsible for the drug wars that are ravaging their country. And I have compassion for the Russian mom who got got pregnant when she had a student visa and raised her US citizen child here in America even though she didn't have the legal paperwork after her visa expired.
You see what's different about you and I is that I actually care about people. I don't get scared when I see a black man walking towards me and I don't feel anger when I see a Hispanic person building a house. I don't automatically assume that anyone who doesn't look like me is a bad person or here without the proper paperwork and I don't think that I have a right to tell two grown adults who they can or can't love.
So no, I will never call someone here without the proper paperwork "illegal." It demeans them and only goes to show that you have zero compassion for people who have a far more difficult life than you.
I don't kick someone when they are down; I actually offer them a hand to help them up.