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?