What Should They Be Called?

Says Nicole at Postbourgie:

I don’t like the term “illegals.”  If you’re going to call people “illegals”, let’s be fair and apply it to everyone who has ever done anything illegal.  That would include me, you, Lou Dobbs, jaywalkers, underage drinkers, and almost everyone I know over the age of 10.

But “illegal immigrant”?  The simple fact is that if one immigrates without a visa, or stays after the visa expires, that is illegal.  I’m not saying there aren’t justifiable reasons for doing so, but that doesn’t make it any less against the law.

Adam Serwer agrees. They're both pushing back against a campaign by Colorlines to "drop the I word."