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But you may be here illegally but don't call former reporter Jose Vargas in illegal.
Here's what he told congress on Wednesday.
I am the only one in my extended family of 25 Americans who is undocumented.
When you can accurately call me illegal you're not only dehumanizing me.
You're offending them.
No human being is illegal.
Generator Katie Pat Lynch is an editor at town hall dot com I can think.
That morning on does and Jose Vargas had a point today when you group millions of people.
Into one category and called and illegal that it does dehumanize them.
Well the fact is that -- the United States of America is a country of laws and we deal in the legal and illegal terms we don't deal and undocumented.
And document turns in terms of the lives in a legal offense to.
And to this country illegally and therefore we're talking about not the human being but the actual offense in the law that has broken here.
It's very obvious that mr.
Vargas comes from a -- that understands the law.
They may be documented but the fact is that what he's doing in this country is illegal he does not have legal status and so we can't be changing the terms of a lot simply as people might be a fact that.
Well language matters of course Katie in political terms that -- it allows us to think.
Things or prevents us from thinking other things so the change from illegal to -- documented isn't it a way to convince us.
That immigration laws are real loss in the breaking them isn't really illegal.
Well that's something that we've seen throughout that the past twenty years really about when they -- in.
They take the illegal part out of it they talk about immigration in terms of just immigration.
One -- legal and illegal immigration into one which makes it impossible to actually deal what the problem the head of the ice union.
Crist thank Chris crane talked about that and said look we're not allowed to enforce the two basic principles of immigration law -- -- of these says.
Entering the country.
Illegally and when you start talking in terms -- documented and undocumented.
And immigration vs illegal and legal immigration.
You really can't distinguish between the two and that's why we're in the situation -- we have twelve million plus people there were in this country illegally with the problem of enforcing the law.
-- to figure out how we're gonna fix.
I -- establishing the editor at town hall Fox News contributor thanks for your perspective thank him.
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