U.N. Wants You To Call ‘Illegal Immigrants’ ‘Irregular Migrants’


Citing concerns over the offensive-sounding implication of culpability latent in the term “illegal immigrant,” the United Nations is asking reporters covering human trafficking in Malta to stop saying “illegal immigrant” and start saying “irregular migrant.”

What, like their stomach problems trump their citizenship?

The U.N. is also discouraging reporters from referring to illegal immigrants’ border movements as “clandestine,” which, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Malta, has a “strong negative connection, invoking a sense of criminality.”

The Maltese case differs greatly from the illegal immigration controversy that rages in the United States. Many illegal immigrants in Malta are fleeing far more hostile political circumstances in Africa and claim political asylum upon arrival. But the ostensibly compassionate effort to bend plain language to dull the sting of its proper meaning is a trek down a one-way path toward crafting ever more statist policies spawned by globalists and liberals.

Writing for The Telegraph, foreign correspondent Colin Freeman explains the strange logic that makes offensive the very commonsense practice of calling things by their true names.

“Illegal immigration” apparently carries connotations of criminality, of someone doing something wrong. Like, for example, paying a people smuggler €700 to transport them (sic) a rickety boat that might sink with the loss of all on board. Whereas “irregular” is a more “neutral” term. Probably all the same to you and me.

…Make no mistake, people traffickers are the modern day equivalent of slave traders, the only difference being that these days, they have sidelines in drugs and weapons smuggling too. Yes, of course they are more culpable than the people they exploit, just as heroin traffickers get heavier sentences than heroin addicts. But to describe their cargo as simply “irregular” rather than illegal is a sophistry that risks detracting from the very real criminality of what they do.

The tide of humanity unleashed by the movements of desperate or displaced people can’t be legislated out of existence. Law is too feeble a construct to ultimately deter the primal motivator that’s driven mass migrations of Vandals, Visigoths, Mongols, Rwandans and Mexicans — all of which have left permanent and fundamental cultural change in their wake as they inhabit their new homes. Immigration — legal or not — is an enormously difficult phenomenon to attempt to control. But if there’s national will to address it as a problem that threatens the foundations of a society, then a Nation has every right to do so.

However, it’s a disservice to both sides of the argument to subvert, from the outset, the very language used to diagnose exactly what the problem is.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Quester55

    Does the United Communist Nations, ( I Call it as I see It ) Pay Any of MY Bills, (NO)
    Do they Protect my Home or Family ? (NO)
    Have they even CLEARED & Cleaned up their own Countries of Terrorist? ” (NO)
    Did Any American hear of a VOTE to let the U.N. RULE in our Country ? (NO)
    Did the U.N. Control the National Presidential Elections ? (UNKNOWN)
    Then Why in H-E-L-L., Should We Americans allow These Crooks & Liars,
    (that can’t even Control their own Nations) Too come into ours & Demand we Change our Expressions, & Definitions ?
    Or for that matter, What Gives them ANY RIGHTS At All In Our Country??
    They Should be Paying OUR COUNTRY a TAX for Conducting Other Government’s Business, on our Soil!

    • chocopot

      F— the UN.

      • Bill

        It is really all about the money. The UN is just a bunch of parasites, extorting us for money. The definition of giving money to a poor country is taking money from the poor in a rich country and giving it to the rich in a poor country.

        • chocopot

          Agree 100%.

        • hungry4food
          • Bill

            Maybe we should take a lesson from the Chinese. It is amazing that a communist country is better at running capitalism than our capitalist country

          • hungry4food

            Bill the Chinese are not doing this to improve their societies Independence but rather to GUT the US Dollar as world Trade Currency and that ramification will open the door to Obamas nationalization of the US Free markets and all our Private capital will be confiscated into the rationing hands of the Feds !!!!

          • Bill

            The Chinese could not feed themselves (as we all know are caused by the lack of incentive created under communism) so they tried capitalism for the farmers only to see if they could create more food. It took off like a runaway team of horses and liked the money.
            They will kill us through out producing us. But they do not want us to fall because we are their number one customer, for the time being. When it gets to the point that they can support their industries by selling to themselves, we will be in trouble then.
            Meanwhile, Obama is just following Saul Allinsky’s guide books and with all the dumbed down people out there, we will sink like a stone

          • hungry4food

            Bill the alliance of the BRICS is what will Kill us . China is a Member and the nations in that are using Yuan Bonds to fund their settlement currency purchases between themselves without the Dollar which is illegal under WTO Trade policy the dollar is suppose to be the Settlement currency for all international trade so these guys were suppose to continue to come buy treasuries in our bond auctions , this has been the deal since WW2 ended . See the problem is we and the EU are Importing the Majority of our much needed Parts supplies from these BRICS we out sourced our Manufacturing too so Now we are DEPENDENT on them for these Vital Needs and Nuts and Bolts its all about Nuts and Bolts so to speak and we do not make them . this is why the Federal Reserve is buying US debt through treasury auctions instead of these BRICS , and the irony is the 2 Big 2 Fail Banking sector created them !!!!

          • Bill

            I actually have a client that manufactures nuts and bolts. He was hurting for a while but now due to the cost of shipping from China, and their quality, he is doing well again. Of course, he owns his own building and is non union
            Our answer is unleash of private sector and help them to compete. We have the power if we just unleash it

          • hungry4food

            Bill the reason why we have such invasive regulation on the private sector is because the environmentalist Marxist Lobby groups and supporters of this president are directing the action to stop what you say we need .

            And Obama Science CZAR Holdren is leading that charge !!!! Here is a Confrontation with the MARX CZAR that describes what has made us out source the majority of our manufacturing ,

            DE-Developed the USA and Western nations is explained in this link, http://cnsnews.com/node/75388

            Its so these Marxist Environmentalists can create the Great Economic Disruption to the Capital System because they think like this ,


          • Bill

            Hi Hungry,
            You are so on the money. Everybody cries the blues about outsourcing but the climate is set up here where you cannot make a profit.
            The global warming movement has roots to some of the teachings of carl Marx back in the late 1800’s. They have done such a great job of selling it to the public that it has become like a religion. Try telling someone that what they are believing about their god and they will not hear a word you say.
            My buddy has a company where he created a non petroleum plastic and uses it to make components for solar panels. His business partner used to be the main solar consultant for Dupont. So, they are the real deal. He sells to companies that manufacture solar panels. A worthy green cause that you think would be encouraged by the leftists.
            Due to our intense regulation of the manufacturing business and Chinas drive to be the worlds leading manufacturer of solar panels, our solar panel manufacturing has been devastated and they cannot compete with China. So his only market to sell his components is to China
            What a revolting development that has turned out to be.

          • chocopot

            That’s because we have a communist in charge.

    • FreedomFighter

      To Control the language is to control the conversation, to control the conversation is to control the outcome, to control the outcome is the purpose of control of the language used, thus resulting in desired results — control.
      Laus DeoSemper FI

      • hungry4food

        This idea that Photo ID to Vote is racist is why I want to report a
        Racist ACT that happened to me at Home Depot when I tried to use my Home Depot
        card that I have used for years without having to produce Picture ID but
        yesterday they made me produce it in order to make the charge to my Home Depot
        Credit card .

        I normally would not be complaining but because of this lack of demanding
        Photo ID for VOTING because of it being termed racists is where we need to
        debate if this is Racism across the broad on any need to produce photo ID in
        any sense !!

    • JLouisK

      Questor55 – The US was one of the founders of the UN, which was a resurrection of the League of Nations…
      But, on the other hand, we don’t need the UN in US!

  • Harold Olsen

    I’ll just call them what they are: Criminal immigrants. They are in this country illegally. They are breaking the law. That makes them criminals. F*** political correctness!

  • IsThisAmerica

    What don’t you understand about ILLEGAL? You can’t just waltz into this country then demand everything to change to suit you! NO! You leave go back home and do it the legal way, or else your just plain not wanted here. You are a non citizen with no rights. Geez, political correctness will be the death of us. Say what you mean and mean what you say. In other words GET OUT! And the UN? Who are you? You have no say so in this country of anything. Kick the UN out of the US and the US out of the UN! Did I hurt anyones feelings? Oh well.

    • Marcy Says

      the U S donated over $13.2 million to the U N last year to the Human rights org. Shoulda been put into our Human rights org. if anybodys . DO WE HAV ONE !

  • JimH

    Let’s see if I get this right.
    If you give something bad a nicer name, it makes it better.
    Some how my problems were never that easy to solve.

    • Vigilant

      Calling an illegal alien an “irregular migrant” is like calling a drug dealer an “unlicensed pharmacist.”

    • Alan

      Whenever there becomes a bad connotation to a name they simply change it, Liberals became progressives – same garbage, different name.

  • Joyce from Loris

    Illegal aliens has always worked just fine for me, thank you very much.

  • Pete0097

    Why not just call them what they will be – “Future Democrat voters”

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  • Raymond Micallef

    Quite correct. This trend started just recently and I picked up on it right away, to the point that even the Maltese citizens themselves are using the “more benign” term for calling a spade a heart. I do disagree with you however on the type of persons that are being “trafficked”. Quite a number of these are actually criminals in their own country escaping their authorities to beyond their borders and then claiming to be political asylum seekers. The rest are mostly economic migrants looking equally split between those looking for work and a free ride. Locals are also seeing far more advanced con artists than they had before and quickly employ local “anti-discrimination” laws to exhort business and individuals from their hard earned money. Case in point an illegal immigrant claims discrimination because a store owner charges her 15c for a waffle ice cream cone instead of a regular cone (which is listed on the menu). Some are also employing the age old tactic of purposely diving in front of cars in order to get hit so they can collect insurance money. This tells me that these illegal criminals are either being trained while being processed into society or have prior knowledge of how to make a quick and crooked buck (euro in this case).

  • dan

    There’s only one solution…we must forget the Middle East and conquer Mexico.

    • Bill

      The drug cartels already have

  • TIME

    My Dear People,

    When the US inc. corporation joined the UN ~ they gave away our “sovereign rights” as a nation, so to did all nations who have joined this special UCC gig.
    {See UN Charter} for the evidence of this.

    Thus ~ Perhaps we should “un- join” the UN, But then we still have the sticky wicket left from FDR when in the 1930’s he sold all Americans to the IMF as “chattel,” who by the way the IMF also seems to own the UN, is anyone getting that special “One World Government” picture yet?

    If you want to better understand what’s broken and now is starting to show its self, then one must know when we got the flat tire’s we now are seeing for what they are.
    With this nation look back to 1861, then start looking and all the holes in the tire will start displaying themselves for their true value.
    Each leek a different twist in taking away the peoples power and rights, thus giving all power and such to a few criminals.

    And that’s also the very reason why we now have: Barack O’Bama or Soie Barka, or Barry Soetoro, or Barry O’Bama, or Harrisson J. Bonuel etc.. or what ever his name may be as this nations CEO , note I did not say POTUS as if your younger than 150 years old you have never had a POTUS, what you have had is a CEO of the corporation known as the United States,
    By the way the Congress in 2007 did nothing to vet him, keep in mind that’s just about the same congress we still have today.
    Do you still think that you can vote the BUMS OUT? Just asking.

    Peace and Love

  • Vigilant

    “But to describe their cargo as simply “irregular” rather than illegal is a sophistry that risks detracting from the very real criminality of what they do.”

    Had to laugh at that one. I’m fine with “illegal,” but to describe them as “cargo” does push the envelope somewhat. (:-)

  • Bill

    They are really illegal democrats. They whole situation is kind of funny. Employers will be forced to provide obamacare to employees, but are exempt if they hire illegals. So illegals will be semi-legal and it will be legal to hire illegals

  • Vigilant

    “What, like their stomach problems trump their citizenship?”
    Yes, thanks to the irritable bowel syndrome of the UN, they’ve been sh*tting on us for decades. Sometimes the symptoms are so virulent that extreme measures are called for. I suggest we euthanize the patient (the UN).

    • momo

      Great idea Vig, can we use it on politicians too?

      • Vigilant

        The Obamacare death panels might be able to handle it, but the pols are getting ready to exempt themselves from Obamacare.

  • billybob

    A Rose by any other name is still a Rose