Fox News Latino conducted a poll of Latino voters via Latin Insights. The poll was in regards to the term “illegal immigrant”.
- 46 percent say the term is offensive.
- 35 percent say it’s accurate.
- 7 percent say they’re neutral about it.
There is a two year old campaign called “Drop the I-Word” and it is all about raising awareness and getting people to stop using the term “illegal immigrant”. They say that human beings cannot be “illegal”.
They prefer terms such as “undocumented immigrant” or “undocumented worker”.
There has to be more important issues to worry about than wanting to change the way we classify immigrants. Seems like they are just grasping at straws here to keep the unnecessay civil rights movement going.
We have rights as individuals not because we belong to any group. Campaigns like this only seek to divide not to unite.