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Immigration Debate: The Problem With the Word “Illegal”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 24, 2012

It’s inflammatory, imprecise, and most of all, inaccurate. So why does everyone — from Chuck Schumer to Mitt Romney — use it?
image: Young people wait in line to enter the office of The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeleson the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Aug. 15, 2012.

What part of ‘illegal’ don’t you understand?”

Add that to the list of questions I am repeatedly asked since publicly disclosing my undocumented immigrant status in the summer of 2011. Calling undocumented people “illegal immigrants” — or worse, “illegal aliens,” asMitt Romney did in front of a largely Latino audience last week — has become such standard practice for politicians and the media, from Bill O’Reilly to the New York Times, that people of all political persuasions do not think twice about doing it, too.

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But describing an immigrant as “illegal” is legally inaccurate. Being in the country without proper documents is a civil offense, not a criminal one. (Underscoring this reality, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority opinion on SB 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration law: “As a general rule, it is not a crime for a movable alien to remain in the United States.”) In a country that believes in due process of the law, calling an immigrant “illegal” is akin to calling a defendant awaiting trial a “criminal.”  The term “illegal” is also imprecise. For many undocumented people — there are 11 million in the U.S. and most have immediate family members who are American citizens, either by birth or naturalization — their immigration status is fluid and, depending on individual circumstances, can be adjusted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Benetton Unhate Campaign: World Leaders ‘Kiss’ In New Clothing Adverts

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 16, 2011

President Obama snogging Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez? Unlikely.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu smooching with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas? Never.

President Sarkozy cuddling up to German chancellor Angela Merkel… Actually, that one we could see. Somewhat disturbingly.

These images and more are all part of a new advertising campaign by clothing brand Benetton, who in an attempt to spark sales conversation have released six highly controversial images of world leaders engaging in some very close diplomatic discussions.

The ‘Unhate’ campaign is intended to promote a new way of looking at hatred, the brand says.

“It means not hating,” Alessandro Benetton, deputy chairman of Benetton Group SpA, told the Wall Street Journal. “In a moment of darkness, with the financial crisis, what’s going on in North African countries, in Athens, this is an attitude we can all embrace that can have positive energy.”

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Dalai Lama Visit: President Obama Meets Spiritual Leader, China Complains

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 17, 2011


From this visit neither USA and Dalai Lama get something nor China loses something. From the situation created due to this visit, it is clear that this fueled up to create unhealthy environmen­t between China and USA and this is not good in the present situation of the world where every day we are facing new and new unnecessar­y problems. So what is the point to arrange this visit then?
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Obama’s Birth Certificate Through The Eyes Of A Birther (PICTURE)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 28, 2011

The White House released President Obama’s long form birth certificate to much fanfare, claiming that the media’s attention on people like Donald Trump who question the President’s legitimacy was a “distraction” and “silliness.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Japanese Crisis Only The Latest Hurdle For U.S. Nuclear Industry

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2011


Yes, the world leaders and scientist must be serious in this matter.
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Top U.S. Intelligence Official Tells Congress Gaddafi ‘Will Prevail’ In Libya

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 11, 2011


Really? This means US working secretly for this? What about Obama and NATO then?
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Obama Declares Gaddafi Must Leave

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 3, 2011


Always victim civilians.
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Libya Protests: Tripoli In Open Revolt, Pro-Gaddafi Gangs Terrorize Capital

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2011


Unfortunat­ely these days people have to fight not with external enemies but with own internal enemies and people from different countries doing that job courageous­ly.
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Sarah Palin Slams Michelle Obama in Racially Charged Passage From New Book

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 19, 2010


Race question useless, but everywhere unavoidable in practical life. This is due to egoism, this is due to the result of narrow mind. We must think broadly, we must be spiritual rather than religious to get rid of this problem.
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