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John Conyers: Don’t call illegal immigrants "illegal immigrants"

Oh the stupid things political correctness prompts one to say. I think this guy’s being serious, but in watching his dopey, barely coherent demeanor, it’s difficult to discern if he even knows what he’s saying:

Opening the first immigration hearing of the new Congress, the top  Democrat on the Judiciary Committee warned his colleagues not to use the term  "illegal immigrant" as the debate goes on.

"I hope no one  uses the term illegal immigrants here today. Our citizens are not — the people  in this country are not illegal. They are are out of status. They are new  Americans that are immigrants," said Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan  Democrat.

Out of status? They’re not out of status. We know exactly what their status is: They’re immigrants who are here illegally.  Hence the term illegal immigrants.  That may offend the sensibilities of some on the left who prefer the term "unauthorized migrants", but that doesn’t change the fact that they’re immigrants who are here illegally, does it?  If I steal a car, should I be called an out of status driver?

If there was a poster for term limits, Conyers’ face would figure prominently on it. This fool’s been representing Detroit in Congress since 1965. That’s 48 years. Given what’s happened to the once-great city during that time, you’d think voters would want to try something else, no?

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  • Mr.L

    Yeah, he should call them what they really are: Future Democrat Voters. 

  • indemind

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaa!………….. What?….

    SarahAmerica – "Here’s to liberty!"

  • SuperRoadrunner

    The guy is dumber than a sack of rocks!  By definition, they become Americans when become citizens. Until then they are either illegal immigrants or legal permanent residents — period! Otherwise, no matter what you want to call it, a dog is still a dog…

    • alien4palin

      I agree with your comment totally because I think I still have a few grey cells left.
      Conyers numpty has been so long in Rotten DC that I am afraid if he ever had any grey cells would by now be replaced by the Rampant Rot.

      He and his lefty Cronies are the creator of the Political Correctness Tool would disagree with you that a dog is in fact a dog. In their PC’s world, a dog can in fact be a cat or vice versa.

  • Jthom26837

     Wait a minute! ‘Don’t call illegal Immigrants ‘Illegal Immigrants’?’ Are you Rep. John Conyers kidding me. Have you been, sir, in the Apple Jack’ this morning? No, exactly, how long have you had this ‘mental affliction, Mr. John Conyers?

    • angeleno

      Since he became a Congressman about 40 years ago. The shame of America. Idiots like Conyers making our laws and also slandering great American citizen patriots like Sarah Palin.

      • alien4palin

         Quite!!! Terrifying to say the least.

  • bongobear

    More Washington double talk BS.

  • angeleno

    Sorry Doug, they’re not illegal immigrants…they’re illegal ALIENS. John Conyers is a disloyal idiot.
    Did any Republican have the good grace to correct him? I guess not or else all our progressive communists would be burning down their cities.

    There is logically no such thing as an illegal immigrant. An Immigrant–no legal in front of it–already IS legal because an immigrant is someone who has entered a country legally under its IMmigration laws. A migrant is someone who wanders or migrates. If he immigrates under the law,  he’s an immigrant. Otherwise he’s an illegal migrant or more correctly, an illegal alien.

    • alien4palin

       No argument from me. I do not have the right of abode in America and therefore an Alien.

  • IndieDogg

    If an out of status person is breaking into my house, can I shoot them with an out of status firearm?

    • alien4palin

      Now, now, you are being too logical, you are going to create a reality problem for the numpties.


     Let’s call Conyers an idiot. No, sorry, that’s being insulting to idiots.

  • nkthgreek

    Wish I hadn’t seen that. My parents were LEGAL immigrants from Greece!!!!

    • alien4palin

       They are Americans full stop.

  • CharterOakie

    Orwell: Animal Farm, 1984.

    • alien4palin

      Most excellent Book!!! No less written by a Communist who saw the light. Highly recommend that people read it if they haven’t already done so.

  • Timothy Jacques

    Does John Conyers even know where he is?  According to Mad Magazine, his staffers roll him out and he just recites cue cards.

    • alien4palin

       He has long past the expiry date and should have been put out to pasture.

  • conservativemama

    Why doesn’t a Republican begin his remarks with, "I live in a country that still has a guarantee of free speech as stated in our Bill of Rights and in the spirit of that right I will not be told what to say.  I will not have my speech abridged by the political whims of another member of this Congress."

    Why don’t any Republicans speak as clearly as the great Ted Nugent did to Piers Morgan?  Come on people.

    • alien4palin

       But, but,…that would require Patriotism and Standing Up for America!!!

    • mymati

      As with ALL politicians in DC it is fear that keeps them from speaking out. Fear of losing power, fear of not being accepted in the all powerful media, Fear of the truth. So many go to DC under the false pretense of having subgugated their own principles for ones "seen" as more politicaly correct by the media.

  • Marianne

    Mr. Conyers would probably be displeased to learn about the term that the good folks in Obama’s Internal Revenue Service use. IRS Publication 519 gives a lot of information about the tax filing requirements for non-citizens who reside in the US and for those who reside outside the US. The publication repeatedly uses the terms, "resident alien" and "non-resident alien", and in fact is entitled, "US Tax Guide for Aliens".

    I suspect that Mr. Conyers doesn’t want to hear the word, "illegal" because it makes him think of his wife, who of course was found guilty of bribery charges during her term as Detroit’s City Council president.

  • blackbird

    One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

    Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.’ The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen doughnuts waiting for him at his door.

    Then an MP came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The MP was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen MPs lined up waiting for a free haircut.

    And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.


  • imo123

    The Great Lake State is one gorgeous state!  That said you have to feel for us conservative Michiganders as this is the type of  junk we have to endure on a daily basis.

  • Lemuel Vargas

    That is why we could call this period of the american history as the dumbing down of america for future historians to consider. It starts with our President "if you scratch my back, ill scratch yours" Obama (who always caves in to special interests which has contributed BIG dollars to his campaign) all the way to dem congressmen such as Conyers (see above), Pelosi (of the "if you want to know what is in it (Obamacare) then you have to let us pass it") to the dem senate.

  • Patriot41

    Why would voters of Detroit try something different, when they get all of their benefits from corrupt politicians?   Such a thought process is a state of mind and has little to do with reality or the laws of the land.  Conyer represents that very state of mind.

  • Frank DiSalle

    If you are illegally, whether you arrived here illegally, or overstayed your visa, you are an "illegal alien" – a non-citizen who is here in violation of the law.
    I prefer "future deportees", but I will settle for illegal alien.
    You are by no means an "illegal immigrant, waiting for the next amnesty." It is time to start deporting people so that people who are here illegally will understand that time is NOT on their side…

  • BrianusBerkleianus


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