Language is so neat. You can say so many things without saying them by just picking the right words with the right connotations. You didn’t actually say that a person is a moron that looks like she escaped from the set of Beetlejuice because that would be an insult to morons and beatles.
In the 70’s and 80’s the term was “illegal alien” and it meant an alien person that was in the country illegally. The left wanted more people to vote democrat so the wanted more immigrants from third world countries. Senator Ted Kennedy (IIRC) pushed strongly for this.
There still wasn’t enough coming in through legal immigration but there as a flow that was entering the country illegally and their children were US citizens. And they would vote (Democrat?) when they came of age.
It was so down right mean to call somebody illegal so they became “undocumented aliens” and then “undocumented workers” and the migrants.
We are now starting to see the emergence of the term “illegal migrants” coming from the mouths and pens of the left.
This seems to be because of the horrible gamesmanship that Gov. Abbott is partaking in. You see, he’s asking illegal aliens if they want a free bus ride to DC, NYC and now Chicago.
According to Mayor Eric Adams of NYC the 3000 or so illegal aliens that Abbott had bussed to NYC has overwhelmed their social safety net. It is a humanitarian crisis that was manufactured by the heartless Texas Governor. At the very least Texas should inform NYC when they send a bus north, so that NYC can deal with it.
No mention about the 100s of small towns and cities on the southern border that see 1000s of illegal aliens per day. No mention of the illegal aliens being flown to different parts of the country and then sent out in busses. Maybe that doesn’t count.
Mayor Muriel Bowser of DC is saying some of the same things. It is just horrible that Texas would forcibly ship these poor helpless people to DC. It is inhuman to bus them to DC. DC just isn’t equipped to handle the 100s of illegal aliens showing up every week.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago had her name invoked three times by a reporter and she appeared with a soft bang and a cloud of smoke.
“My frustration comes from the actions of the governor of Texas,” she said at a press conference. “There could be a level of coordination and cooperation, but he chooses to do none of those things. Instead, he chooses to send human beings across the country to an uncertain destination. That’s unacceptable.”
He is manufacturing a human crisis and it makes no sense to me