The Obama administration has a problem with saying certain words — like “Islamic terrorism” or “illegal alien.”
So it should come as no surprise that the White House coined a new phrase to refer to illegal aliens — “Americans-In-Waiting.”
On Tuesday a whitehouse.gov blog written by Shaun Donovan trumpeted another “victory” for not enforcing immigration law with the headline “Taking Action to Unlock the Economic Contributions of Americans-in-Waiting.”
From the blog:
DHS estimates that in the first year, there may be nearly 180,000 spouses eligible to apply for employment authorization under this rule, with as many as 55,000 eligible annually in following years. These women and men are Americans-in-waiting, whose families are often stuck for years in lengthy green card backlogs as a result of our broken immigration system.
Is that why they are stuck in backlogs? It seems more reasonable that they are stuck because they broke the law.
The Twitterverse blasted the White House’s new, sanitized term to describe law breakers.
"a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants" "Americans-in-Waiting" it's over pic.twitter.com/KyMlA761ob
— The New Heresy (@theneworthodoxy) February 25, 2015
— Michael Graham (@IAMMGraham) February 25, 2015
Illegal Alien? OUT. Undocumented Immigrant? OUT. "American in Waiting"….IN…. http://t.co/Pz6vF3FR6n
— Chuck Douglas (@ChuckDouglas989) February 25, 2015
For Barack Obama, illegal immigrants are "Americans-in-waiting." Sadly, unborn Americans are disposable tissue. http://t.co/MjNFHiXXGW
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 25, 2015
Hopefully none of these Americans-in-Waiting are from the Religion of Peace and create any Man-Caused-Disasters.
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) February 25, 2015
— Rāzərbak Nation (@MediaJuggernaut) February 25, 2015
White House Calls Illegal Immigrants 'Americans-In-Waiting'. Using same logic, looters are "shoppers-in-waiting". pic.twitter.com/450phZsBE9
— Dave Posh (@daveposh) February 25, 2015
— Say No to the TTIP (@kencampbell66) February 25, 2015
— RantReaper (@RantReaper) February 25, 2015
I bet the Al Qaeda recruiting video is just footage of Americans waiting in line for cupcakes.
— Shelly Harkins (@ShellyHarkins86) February 25, 2015
But Liliana nails it.
White House Now Calling Illegal Immigrants “Americans-In-Waiting”…more appropriate democrat-voters-in-waiting http://t.co/uXJjD7aCCh
— Liliana Rose (@LilianaRose001) February 25, 2015
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