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Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« on: February 04, 2014, 10:25:55 PM »
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Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM in Politics | 203 Comments
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They violate our laws by coming here illegally and one of our Supreme Court Justices thinks that calling them ‘illegal aliens’ is insulting? Ugh. They aren’t less worthy human beings – that’s a preposterous statement. But they are less worthy of citizenship because they broke our laws to come here illegally.

    CBS DC – On the Supreme Court since 2009, Sotomayor said it was tough at first as justices made references that went over her head. She said joining the high court amounted to joining an ongoing conversation among justices who had served for years.

    “I figure I may not be the smartest judge on the court but I’m going to be a competent justice,” she said. “I’m going to try to be the best I can and each year I think my opinions have been getting better. And I’m working at finding my voice a little bit.”

    Sotomayor was asked at a talk at Yale Law School later in the day about her use of the term “undocumented immigrants” rather than the traditional illegal alien. Sotomayor characterized the issue as a regulatory problem and said labeling immigrants criminals seemed insulting to her.

    “I think people then paint those individuals as something less than worthy human beings and it changes the conversation,” Sotomayor said.
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 10:37:40 PM »
She can call them whatever she likes, but they are still here illegally and so are illegals.

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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 10:44:39 PM »
Why not call them illegal settlers? Seems to be fine to use that for people on the West Bank ....
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 10:53:24 PM »
Just another example of how America is becoming a nation of no laws.
 
Instead of the rule of law, we now have 'dictates' and 'fiats', some of which are ad hoc on the spur of the moment, or based solely on some single judge's opinion, even if they overturn a legitimate public vote, and the expressed will of the American people.
 
Why do we even have 'laws' anymore, if they can be changed or amended in a moment, and can be applied differently to this person or that person based on the preference of a judge? We no longer have laws in the traditional sense, we now have 'rulers' who tell us what to do, what to eat, what to believe, and what to think, regardless of our own will and opinion.
 
We are becoming the same kind of police state that exists all over the world. A state where everything is 'illegal' until a judge rules that it is not. And, we are all criminals until we can prove we are not, depending on the whim of some person in a position of authority, and depending on your race, wealth, sexual preference, etcetera, etcetera, etc...
 
But one fact we know for certain about American Law, is that if you are White, you are screwed. White people are presumed 'guilty'. Black people and other minorities are presumed to be victims, innocent, no matter what they do, or what 'laws' they break. This is the most profound injustice and absurdity of the America legal system, as Sotomayor so adequately pointed out.
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 11:18:41 PM »
illegal alien works for me
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 11:31:43 PM »
I guess we could revert to "wetback" if she doesn't like the term illegal.

After all, even the federal government used to call them that.

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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 08:17:04 AM »
You can call them a ham sandwich, but they're still lawbreakers.
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 10:57:44 AM »
Let's call them colonial imperialists who are trying to colonize America and dispatch the natives.  That would get 0bama's attention right away.
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2014, 11:03:37 AM »
Let's call them colonial imperialists who are trying to colonize America and dispatch the natives.  That would get 0bama's attention right away.

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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2014, 11:30:54 AM »
Its insulting to call her a "justice" of the Supreme Court and is impartial when it comes to the law. :3:
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014, 01:04:01 PM »
Invading the country and taking jobs away from people who desperately need them is what's insulting, Ms. Wise Latina.
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2014, 01:46:56 PM »
 
Let's call them colonial imperialists who are trying to colonize America and dispatch the natives.  That would get 0bama's attention right away.
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 02:24:35 PM »
Pretending they are not illegal is outrageous

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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 03:37:15 PM »

Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…


OK then, we'll call them wetbacks, or we can use mojado if you prefer it in Spanish.

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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2014, 03:56:08 PM »
I agree with Mark Levin - term limits for the SCOTUS
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Re: Sotomayor: Calling immigrants ‘illegal’ is insulting…
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2014, 11:06:44 PM »
Justice Sonja may have the right to issue her own "opinions", but she does not have the right to her own set of facts...

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