Drop “I Word” from Illegals’ Debate? Yes, By All Means!

By John W. Lillpop

As if the mad rush to remake America into a third-world colony of Mexico were not bad enough, mindless liberals actually want to scrap the First Amendment by banning use of the term "Illegal" when describing those who invade our nation.

There is even a silly movement afoot to “Drop the I Word” from the national debate on this sensitive issue; the objective being to eradicate the stigma of “illegal” from the tens of millions of people whom have ignored our borders and laws and whom cost American taxpayers at least $113 billion a year.

For the record, I agree with the idea of eliminating the I word! However, in my view, the I word which should be scuttled is Immigrants.


Migrating to America (legally) is, and should be, a long, drawn-out procedure meant to protect the interests of American citizens. It involves more than simply jumping a fence and heading north in pursuit of free health care, education, food stamps and other handouts paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

Legal immigration means enduring rigorous hurdles like background checks to detect a criminal background or possible ties to terrorists.

It means medical examinations to detect diseases still prevalent in third-world nations, but long since eradicated here, and

It means proof of financial solvency so as to prevent newcomers from becoming a burden on U.S. taxpayers.

Repeat: Those who have jumped the fence into America in order to avoid our immigration checks are not immigrants.

In truth, people who come here illegally leave America vulnerable to undetected crime, terrorism, disease, and financial devastation. And they have no legal or moral justification for being here.

Why engage in silly word games and euphemistic cover-ups?

People here illegally are illegal aliens and need to leave, or be removed, ASAP.

Call them what they are: ILLEGAL, as described in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986