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'Migrants' annoying

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I read Tom Fontaine's news story “Emsworth officials, Holy Family Institute meet on plan to host immigrant children” and M.S. Scully's “This Just In” item “‘Welcome, protect' the migrant children, pope tells U.S.” Not surprisingly, as the son and grandson of legal immigrants, I am becoming increasingly annoyed with the media referring to the flood of illegal immigrants as “migrants.”

In my opinion, using that term gives legitimacy to the act of entering the U.S. illegally. It almost implies that they are the same as migrant workers who enter and leave the country legally, provide needed services for which they are paid and contribute to the country's economy and culture.

Please call them what they really are — illegal immigrants — and push political correctness aside.

Anthony F. Cugini

Plum

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