Friday, May 14, 2010

Excellent analysis of the dishonesty behind pro-illegal arguments

This was a terrific letter on the subject of illegal immigration, published in the North County Times, May 14--the author explains exactly how the law defines the words "illegal alien."

Editorial license and political correctness

I would like to correct the editor or employee of the North County Times who took editorial license with my Community Forum of May 7 ("Unlicensed drivers, police and checkpoints"). My wording of "illegal alien" was changed to "illegal immigrant." ...

"Illegal immigrant" is not a legal term, but used to somehow minimize the criminality, illegality and deportability of the millions of aliens in the United States. The term "alien" means any person not a citizen or national of the united states. The term "illegal alien" means any person not inspected or admitted by an immigration officer. Every alien who has entered the country in such a manner is an "illegal alien," the legal term.

In addition, an immigrant must apply for a visa at a U.S. Consular office issued by the State Department, be pre-screened and subsequently (if approved and issued a visa), apply for admission and inspection by an immigration officer at a port of entry into the United States. The overwhelming majority of the illegal aliens in the United States were not and are not even eligible for the issuance of an immigrant visa, therefore, the constant push for amnesty.

As a retired immigration officer (special agent, U.S. Border Patrol, anti-smuggling), I would suggest that you reference the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Dan Maccaskill

Link is here.

1 comment:

silentbob14 said...

Nice post. I enjoyed reading it ;]