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Fired-Up Friday: Why “Illegal Immigrant” is Correct Label


We all have that friend.  When they pop up and tell you, “No human is illegal,” share this with them on their page, in their twitter feed, or wherever the intervention works best.

Protest sign from an Immigration Policy rally. Sign reads “No Human Being is Illegal”

No human is illegal, but humans engage in all types of illegal conduct, including “illegally” immigrating here or staying here.  Once here, the illegal conduct doesn’t end.

The term immigrant needs a modifier to differentiate between the immigrants we need, want, and invite, as opposed to those who come and break our laws.

Saying no human is illegal is a strawman argument.  Here, we clear this up.

Author: Richard Kelsey

Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.
He is a trial Attorney and author of a #11 best-selling book on Amazon written on higher education, “Of Serfs and Lords: Why College Tuition is Creating a Debtor Class”

Rich is also the author of the new Murder-Mystery series, “The ABC’s of Murder,” book one is titled, “Adultery.”

Rich is a former Assistant Law School Dean and Law Professor. At Mason Law Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP, drawing on his expertise as a former CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud.

In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation.

He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV. Rich has appeared on hundreds of stations as a legal expert or political commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL.

Rich also writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com.

In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.

His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.