An Iowa State student had to write about a social issue for a class.
The student decided to write about illegal immigration, which is a crime committed by illegal aliens.
“Immigration is a social issue that has gained a large amount of media attention in the past 10 years,” the student opened with. “Media attention is an example of a cultural opportunity for the social movement that seeks to end the criminalization of illegal immigration.”
The student continued…
“Those who generally agree with illegal immigrants entering the country will not be the direct beneficiary if the movement is successful, like those who donate to social movement organizations that seek to end the deportation of illegal immigrants but don’t live in border states,” the student wrote.
That was not the entire post, but the portions where the suddenly offensive term “illegal immigrants” or “illegal immigration” were used.
The teaching assistant docked the student a point.
“The word ‘illegal’ is a claim in itself,” the TA wrote. “Those who you’re referring to would use the term ‘undocumented.'”
For what it is worth, a Google search of “undocumented immigrants” brings up this result:
Radical leftists and the AP Stylebook (a journalist’s guide for all things journalism) have adopted the dishonest term of “undocumented immigrant.” It used to be the term “illegal immigrant” was OK because “illegal alien” was too offensive. But now even “illegal immigrant” is too offensive.
Now, students are punished on assignments if they don’t adopt the language of the radical Left.