NBC News President Deborah Turness committed a major blunder — as far as the Hispanic lawmakers were concerned — when she described undocumented immigrants as “illegals,” a term that many in the Latino community find highly offensive.
Turness was describing NBC’s integration with their Spanish-language network Telemundo, which included coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. and his interaction with a young girl who was afraid her parents would be deported because they’re “illegals.”
“I’m going to stop you right there. We use the term undocumented immigrants,” Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) interrupted. Turness apologized.
They can use whatever term they want, but people who break immigration laws are doing something illegal.
The left uses language to skirt facts and “win” arguments. The use of bland language, such as undocumented, implies that the illegal just left his green card in another pair of pants.