This time is just happens to be illegal aliens who are opposed to the terminalogy ‘illegal.” They are insisting they should be called “undocumented” because “illegal criminalizes a whole community.”
Alina Das, assistant professor of clinical law at New York University agrees: “One action, whether it’s a crime, shouldn’t be used to define a whole group of people or one individual.”
To begin with, if you are in this country legally, no one has called you an illegal. Nor is anyone defining a whole class of people as illegals because you chose to break the law.
Websters define illegal as criminal, unlawful, wrongful, unprincipled, unscrupulous, etc. Criminal is defined as one who has broke the law. If you are in this country without proper documentation, if you snuck across our border in violation of American law, you are a criminal and thus illegal.
If you feel uncomfortable with the term, go back home and make proper application to come to America – legally. No one forced you to break the law and no one is forcing you to stay. Man up! You made the decision to break the law, put on your big boy panties and deal with it!