Here’s the second of 32 polls in the first round of the 64 Worst Things About L.A. – every day we’ll be featuring two or more polls, so keep checking back to keep up!
There was a time when bloggers were appreciated for not thinking twice about being politically correct, and just putting an issue on the table without worry about semantics. Alas, in numerous conversations here on Metblogs and elsewhere, using the term “illegal aliens” or, worse, “illegals” will spiral into calling the person using the term a racist, even though the mainstream media will frequently use the term to save space. Still, many find referring to anyone simply as “illegal” as offensive, and thus deserves more explanation each time it is uttered.
On the flip side is Illegal Immigration itself, a broad term, as it encompasses any non-resident who overstays their visa, or comes into the country without legal permission. The general dialogue, however, is concerned mainly with services and jobs intended for citizens and legal residents that are instead being taken by “undocumented individuals from foreign countries.” Some argue they fill a need taking jobs that Americans don’t want, others argue their willingness to accept low pay contributes to low wages over all. Some argue they contribute to inner city crime, while others don’t see a connection itself.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
Note: This poll closes Thursday afternoon.