Guest Post by Mara Zebest
It’s come to this?! Liberal Academia wants the term “illegal” immigrants banned and “illegal” referred to as the “I-word” in the immigration debate. The criminal “illegals” who come to the country by breaking U.S. laws and burdening U.S. entitlements and resources—are offended.
Liberals are only open minded as long as you agree with liberalism. But when Liberals fail to make a case for their side of the argument, they persuade by eliminating the opposing arguments and silencing free speech through ridiculous political correctness rules.
CampusReform reports the following:
The undergraduate student government at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling for the end of the use of the phrase “illegal immigrant,” saying it violates human rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
“The racially derogatory I-word endangers basic human rights including the presumption of innocence and the right to due process guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution,” the resolution states.
The resolution came in response to undocumented students who had “expressed their concerns and fear with the recent appointment of Janet Napolitano, former US Secretary of Homeland Security,” as the new University of California president.
A record number of undocumented immigrants were deported during Napolitano’s time leading the Department of Homeland Security.
The resolution was also presented as a means for improving campus safety.
“Racially derogatory language… has historically bolstered the foundation for racially harmful actions including racial profiling practices, punitive policies targeting socially marginalized groups, hate crimes and violence,” it states.
The student government did not respond to requests for comment from Campus Reform.