Rep. Conyers: They’re not â€˜illegal immigrants,’ they’re ‘out of status’ Americans
Rep. Conyers, trying to set the tone at House immigration hearing: "I hope no one uses the term 'illegal' immigrants here today."
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People who enter America illegally or overstay their visas aren’t “illegal immigrants.” They’re “out of status” new Americans, Dem Rep. John Conyers explained at a House Judiciary hearing on immigration Tuesday.
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Conyers also called illegal immigrants “citizens” before catching himself:
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 out of status, they are new Americans that are immigrants, and I think that we can forge a path to citizenship that will be able to pass muster.
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