Thursday, January 31, 2008

Euphemism of the day

20 immigration fugitives arrested Green Bay

A three-day sweep by federal immigration agents resulted in the arrest of 20 immigrants who have ignored orders for their deportation.

Officials said Wednesday the arrests were made in Brown, Door, Kenosha, Outagamie, Sheboygan and Winnebago counties, and they involved fugitives from El Salvador, Honduras, Jordan, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua and Yugoslavia.

The 12 agents from the Milwaukee office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department worked in three-man teams to apprehend those being sought over a three-day period starting last Friday. Some had criminal records.

Brown County Sheriff Dennis Kocken called the arrests "a positive step."
I saw this story reported on Green Bay's WBAY-2 News on Wednesday.

The news reader starter her report with something like: "
A three-day sweep by federal agents resulted in the arrest of 20 nationals who had outstanding fugitive warrants."

Nationals. Did I hear that right? I sure did, because she used it again in the report. In the context it was used, I was able to conclude:

Nationals = Undocumented Guest Workers = Illegal Aliens

Be sure to note this in your thesaurus.

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