Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Semantics and the Illegal Immigrant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Ten undocumented immigrants were arrested Tuesday afternoon after sitting down in an uptown intersection and refusing police orders to disperse.
Let me correct that for you.  Ten ILLEGAL immigrants.  Undocumented implies that they don't have identification.  They probably wouldn't have gotten that close to the convention if they didn't have identification.  They were only on block away.   The question is...just whose identification did they have?

Since Mecklenburg County participates in the federal 287 (g) program, which screens all arrestees for immigration status, all those arrested Tuesday stand the chance of being deported.

I'm not too broken up about that. 

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