What if we made the incorrect and imprecise use of “illegal immigrant” illegal?

As Mirta Ojito argues in “No Human Being is ‘Illegal,'” the use of the term “illegal” is not only a crime against the craft of writing, it is also wildly imprecise, incorrect, and racist. As Ojito notes, the term “has become a strictly anti-Hispanic immigration battle cry. And nothing rallies this nation quicker and more efficiently than the presence of an alien. Particularly one who is also considered ‘illegal.'”

Lyle. E Davis relies on this anti-Latino, anti-human  battle cry in his front page story published February 5, 2009 in The Paper (a San Diego publication). I use the term “anti-human”  here because that is what the so-called “anti-illegal” stance is. Humans are not illegal; “illegal” describes the action of doing something against the law, NOT the person breaking the law. Are people driving 100 in the school zone illegals? Are rapists illegals? Why is it we only use this dehumanizing language in relation to (im)migrants?

The lead to “Illegal Immigrants Go Home!” reads as follows:

“Welcome!

If you are a legal immigrant to the United States of America, we extend our hand in welcome. If you are illegal, you have broken the law and you need to go back to wherever you came from. You are not welcome here.”

Using a pompous tone to underscore his war cry (“We are very puzzled at the inability of otherwise intelligent people to grasp this common sense statement of facts”), Davis exudes blatant racism that is (not surprisingly) accompanied by amazingly bad writing (for instance, immigration laws are referred to as “goofy” repeatedly).

Oozing misinformation throughout, the article is so appallingly under-theorized and so thoroughly saturated with hate-mongering that I entreat you to write a letter to the editor here (who is, in fact, Davis himself) and also to voice your protest to the businesses that carry this atrocious waste of paper (for the full list, see below).

Every paragraph drips with prejudiced cant, forwarding tired notions such as only “taxpayers” deserve to be in the US. This taxpayer argument is filled with holes. It goes like this: “if you don’t contribute taxes to the economy, you shouldn’t get citizen benefits such as education, health care, social services, etc. Well, guess what? Immigrants DO pay taxes! I am puzzled by the inability of the author to grasp this basic fact.

According to the ACLU, “on average, immigrants generate public revenue that exceeds their public costs over time-approximately $80,000 more in taxes than they receive in state, federal and local benefits over their life times.”

Justice for Immigrants similarly reports:

“Between one half and three quarters of undocumented immigrants pay state and federal taxes.  They also contribute to Medicare and provide as much as 7 billion dollars a year to the Social Security Fund.  Further still, undocumented workers pay sales taxes where applicable and property taxes-directly if they own and indirectly if they rent.

The immigrant community is not a drain on the U.S. economy but, in fact, proves to be a net benefit.  Research reported by both the CATO Institute and the President’s Council of Economic Advisors reveals that the average immigrant pays a net 80,000 dollars more in taxes than they collect in government services. For immigrants with college degrees the net fiscal return is $198,000.  Furthermore, The American Farm Bureau asserts that without guest workers the U.S. economy would lose as much as $9 billion a year in agricultural production and 20 percent of current production would go overseas.”

The article by Davis also covers what it terms “The Economic Impact on Schools of Illegal Aliens,” suggesting that “children of illegal aliens” are “draining” the system. Yeah, cuz only white kids of Western European descent deserve an education. How about the human rights notion that ALL children deserve to be educated? Is the author, with his obsession with legality, concerned about the children of rapists and murderers? Should they too be barred from an education? How about the children of bigots like himself? The humane answer is that ALL children, regardless of who their parents are or what they do, deserve equal opportunities and equal access to education.

Davis then claims that “It is likely that the single biggest cost to the county (but not to the county government) of undocumented immigrants is unreimbursed emergency medical care.” Costs, costs, costs – but where is the discussion of the BENEFITS migrants bring to the county/state/country? Where is the assessment of the contributions?  Ever eat lettuce or tomatoes Mr. Davis? How about fruit? Who do you think picks that vegetation? Do you drink wine? Any concept of how many migrants DIED this summer due to inhumane labor practices in California grape fields?

And, speaking of glaring omissions, where is the analysis of corporate globalization? Heard of NAFTA? Any idea of what drives migration?

The article also attempts to paint all migrants as gang members in a long section entitled “Illegal Aliens and Crime.” Nowhere does the article share that (im)migrants do not increase the crime rate and, in fact, commit FEWER crimes than native born Americans (see Justice for Immigrants here). The real crime is the fact that this claptrap was published in the first place. The real tragedy is that many will read this and nod in agreement, easily swallowing lies they have been force-fed for so long.

To ramp up the fear-mongering a bit more, the article notes “We do not know what they carry in their bodies,” depicting migrants as dripping with infectious diseases and just waiting to “cleverly” exploit the US health care  system. The author suggests the solution is to “Raise hell. Often.”  Yes, because addressing the bigger politics of domination that make migration a necessity such as corporate capitalism, globalization, and empire would be a bit of a stretch for someone who sums up the immigration system with the ever so-intellectual sentiment “it’s goofy.”

Lastly, the author has the audacity to end with the claim that he is NOT anti-Latino, claiming “It’s only illegal immigrants I reject.” He then lists a number of awards and recognitions that supposedly prove he isn’t racist, noting he is “close friends with many Latino families.” Yeah, just like Sarah Palin has a gay friend. Please.

I am dismayed such a sorry excuse of journalism made the light of day in San Diego last week. I hope you will be angered enough to write the editor and to boy/girlcott the businesses that refuse to stop circulating this paper (see the list below). Those of us who believe ALL humans deserve an equal chance on this planet of ours need to raise hell by loudly voicing our discontent when such bigotry tries to pass itself off as a voice of reason.

As for you, Mr. Davis, do us all a favor and stop marring journalistic integrity. Perhaps it should be illegal for someone such as yourself to be an editor.

And, just for good measure, here is a sampling of immigration myths verses facts from the ACLU website:

MYTH: Immigrants are a drain on our social services.
FACT: By paying taxes and Social Security, immigrants contribute far more to government coffers than they use in social services.

MYTH: Immigrants have a negative impact on the economy and the wages of citizens and take jobs away from citizens.
FACT: Immigration has a positive effect on the American economy as a whole and on the income of native-born workers.

MYTH: Immigrants-particularly Latino immigrants-don’t want to learn English.
FACT: Immigrants, including Latino immigrants, believe they need to learn English in order to succeed in the United States, and the majority uses at least some English at work.

MYTH: Immigrants don’t want to become citizens.
FACT: Many immigrants to the United States seek citizenship, even in the face of difficult requirements and huge backlogs that can delay the process for years.

MYTH: Immigrants don’t pay taxes.
FACT: Almost all immigrants pay income taxes even though they can’t benefit from most federal and state local assistance programs and all immigrants pay sales and property taxes.

MYTH: Immigrants send all their money back to their home countries instead of spending money here.
FACT: Immigrants do send money to family members, making it possible for more people to stay in their home countries rather than migrating to the United States. Importantly, sending remittances home does not keep immigrants from spending money in the United States.

MYTH: Immigrants bring crime to our cities and towns.
FACT: Immigrants are actually far less likely to commit crimes than their native-born counterparts. Even as the undocumented population has increased in the United States, crime rates have decreased significantly.

Businesses in San Diego County that carry this sad waste of paper:

Escondido

Carefree MHP Citrus Ave., south of E. Valley Parkway
Truly Yours Restaurant E. Valley Parkway at Midway
Midway Mobil E. Valley Parkway at Midway
East Valley Parkway Community Center Library
Downey Savings & Loan E. Valley Parkway at Citrus
Town & Country MHP 2280 E. Valley Parkway
Rancho Satellite 1980 B E. Valley Pkwy
Big Ernie’s Rib Shack 1815 E. Valley Pkwy
Farmer Brothers 1350 E. Valley Parkway
Postal Depot 1341 E. Valley Parkway
Submarina 1300 E. Valley Parkway
Marte’s Donuts 1131 E. Washington
Videotown 1131 E. Washington
Villa del Rey Retirement 1351 E. Washington/Hickory
Mega Tom’s Restaurant Elm & E. Valley Pkway
Palomar Hospital 550 E. Valley Parkway
Palomar Emergency room 550 E. Valley Parkway
Redwood Town Court E. Valley Pkwy
Charlie’s Restaurant Ivy & Valley Parkway
S.D. Credit Union Broadway & Valley Pkwy
Joes Glass Shack 228 N. Broadway
George Burgers 350 N. Broadway
Jalapeno Grill 503 W. Grand
Escondido Library 2nd & Kalmia
The Blue Mug 122 S. Kalmia
Continental Deli 201 E. Grand
Taste of Florence 340 E. Grand
Fillipi’s. 114 W. Grand
Downtown Deli 138 W. Grand
Bank of Escondido 200 W. Grand
Dominic’s Restaurant Regal Theatre Centre
La Tapatia 340 W. Grand
Champions Restaurant W. Grand
Discount Tire 209 S. Escondido Blvd
Escondido Lumber 310 S. Quince
Gems n’ Loans 340 2nd Avenue
Westside Cafe Redwood at 9th Ave
Redwood Terrace 710 Thirteen Ave
Redwood Elderlink 13th & Redwood
Major Market S. Center City at Felicita
Centre City Cafe 2680 S. Escondido Blvd
Animal Urgent Care 2430 S. Esconidido Blvd.
Hot Shot Burgers 2250 S. Escondido Blvd
Mohnacky Animal Hospital 2250 S. Escondido Blvd
Brigantine Restaurant S. Center City at Felicita
Escondido Workout S. Center City at Felicita
Jimbo’s 1633 South Centre City Parkway
Pho Hong Cali 330 W. Felicita
Discover Infiniti 9th & Terrazza
Mercedes Benz 9th & Terrazza
Escondido Chamber of Commerce 720 N. Broadway
Joslyn Senior Center Escondido
American Legion
Kaiser Permanente Primary Care N. Bdwy & Mission
Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy
Kaiser Permanente Laboratory
Kaiser Permanente Nurse Stn
Kaiser Permanente Primary/2nd floor
Discount Tire 550 N. Broadway
Dominic’s Regal Theatre Complex
Witt Lincoln/Mercury 728 N. Esc. Blvd.
Holiday Wine Cellar 301 W. Mission
Golden Egg Omelet House Corner Center City Pkwy & Mission
Comstock Bar & Grill 316 W. Mission
Bob’s Gems 250 W. Crest, Suite A
Beauty Shop (next door)
Dr. Lim’s Chiropractic Office 205 W. Mission – “P”
Old Mission Jewelry 343 W. Mission
Chicken’s Plus Greek Restaurant 309 W. Mission
Wagon Wheel Restaurant Mission/Center City Pkwy
Koko Loco Centre City Pkwy
Coco’s/Serby’s Lounge 501 W. Washington
Young Cadillac 1515 Auto Park Wy North
Escondido Audi Auto Park Way
Escondido Mazda Auto Park Way
Brecht BMW Service 1555 Auto Park Way N
Heller Ford 1717 Auto Park Way
Heller Ford Hyundai/Suzuki 1717 Auto Park Way South
Heller Auto Group 1717 Auto Park Way
Jack Powell Chrysler/Plymouth 1625 Auto Park Way S
Mossy Nissan 1551 Auto Park Way N
Grangettos 1105 W. Mission
Pine Tree Lumber 707 N. Andreason
Farmer’s Brothers Restaurant 937 W. Mission
Cocina del Charro 525 N. Quince
El Norte Medical Grp 306 W. El Norte Pkwy
Dairy Queen 310 W. El Norte Pkwy
CVS Drugs 318 W. El Norte Pkwy
UPS Store W. El Norte Pkwy
El Norte Gas & Car Wash El Norte Pkwy at I-15
7/11 Store W Valley at I-15
Toyota Scion 231 E. Lincoln Ave
Toyota Trucks 231 E. Lincoln Ave
Toyota Used Cars 231 E. Lincoln Ave.
Escondido Country Club
Blue Mug 1882 W. El Norte
Madrid Manor 1401 El Norte Pkwy
Rancho Escondido 525 W El Norte Pkwy
Escondido Workoug 17th & Juniper

San Marcos

The Engraving Place RSF Road/Palomar Airport Rd
UPS Store 663 S. RSF Rd.
Debbie’s Pie Shop 740 Nordahl
Concentra Medical 740 Nordahl #117
Agusa’s Super Sandwich 740 Nordahl Rd. #118
Starbucks 751 Center Dr #111
Dalton’s Road House 751 Center Drive
Stater Bros Grocery 1330 E. Mission
#1 Nails 1300 E. Mission
Kinalay Thai Restaurant 1252 E. Mission
Smoke Shop 1250 E. Mission
Yum Yum Donuts 1240 E. Mission
Albertson’s 151 Woodland Pkwy
Postal Annex 197 Woodland Pkwy #104
San Marcos Family Restaurant 576 E. Mission Road
Dr. Mark Cafagna 456 E. Mission
San Marcos Community Center Civic Center
San Marcos City Hall Civic Center
LA Fitness Civic Center
Subway 7664 Concerto Lane
Sombrero Mexican Restaurant 7664 Concerto Lane #103
Supreme Donuts 108 Pico
San Marcos Senior Center 111 Richmar Ave.
Supreme Donuts 108 Pico
Tina’s Deli 760 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
Hampton Inn 123 Carmel St
Ralph’s Pharmacy College Center
Prestige Nails 313 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road #113
Campus Dental 314 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road #112
Longs Drugs 320 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
Sports Legend 328 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
Mr. Taco 342 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
Starbucks 344 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #145
Subway 344 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd #344
Kaiser Medical Craven Road
San Marcos Care Center 120 Craven Rd.
Denny’s San Marcos Blvd
Subway 727 San Marcos Blvd #727
Sansai Japanese Grill 575 Grand Avenue
Janbu’s Juice 100 Grand
Quiznos 575 Grand Avenue
Ramada Hotel 517 W. San Marcos Blvd
Camping World 200 Travelers Way
Alberto’s Tacos Home Depot Center/SM Blvd #103
Starbucks 126 Knoll Road
Panda Express 696 W. SM Blvd
Evans Tire 736 San Marcos Blvd
San Diego Credit Union 790 San Marcos Blvd
Acapulco Restaurant
55 Yard Line Restaurant Row
Cocina del Charro Restaurant Row
Citibank
Papa Bambino’s
George’s Burgers 217 N. Las Posas
Corner Liquor 1660 Capalina
Sorrento’s Italian 1450 W. Mission Road
Churchill English 887 W. San Marcos Blvd
Graybill Clinic 1595 Grand Avenue
Panda Garden
Starbucks 131 Las Posas
Senor Pancho’s Mex Grill 1909 W. SM Blvd
Washington Mutual 130 Las Posas
Leann’s Café 1045 San Marino Dr. #334
The Quails Restaurant 1035 La Bonita Drive
Brookdale Senior 1590 Security Place
Silvergate Senior 1550 Security Place
SM Car Wash 355 S. Rancho Santa Fe
John Smylies Law 3643 Grand Avenue
Graybill Clinic 1595 Grand Avenue
Rite Aid Drug 121 S. Rancho Santa Fe
RSF Gas 105 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road
Corner Liquor 1660 Capalina
George’s Burgers 217 N. Las Posas
Martinizing 172 Las Posas
Sprout’s 149 Las Posas
Pat & Oscars 153 Las Posas
Starbucks 100 San Marcos Blvd
Juice It Up 153 Las Posas #144
The Love Boat 121 S. Las Posas #122
California Coast Credit Union 140 Knoll Road
The Computer Factory 847 W. SM Blvd.
Dr. Zarnowitz Orthodontics 800 W. SM Blvd
Tony’s Barber Shop 940 C San Marcos Blvd
Mama Kat’s 950 K. W. San Marcos Blvd.
Fish House Vera Cruz 360 Via Vera Cruz
Churchill English Pub 887 W. San Marcos Blvd
Ranchos Vallecitos MHP 3535 Linda Vista
Palomar Estates West 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd
Albertson’s 1929 W. SM Blvd
Tom’s Restaurant 1205 W. SM Blvd
Parisa Dental W. San Marcos Blvd
E-Food Stores 997 W. SM Blvd
Citibank 740 S. Rcho Santa Fe
Foster’s Donuts 627 S. Rcho Santa Fe
24 Hour Fitness 641 S. Rancho Santa Fe
Arby’s 1280 W. SM Blvd
IHOP 1020 W. SM Blvd #160
Old California Mining 1020 W. SM Blvd #118
Bruno’s 1020 W. SM Blvd #138
China Wokery Restaurant Row #142
Katsu Restaurant 1020 W. San Marcos
Market Street Café 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd
Maui Bistro              ”
Discovery Bank 338 Via Vera Cruz
Social Security 367 Via Vera Cruz
Tom’s Restaurant
Santana’s Mexican Grill
Von’s

Vista

Shadowridge Country Club 1980 Shadow Ridge Dr
La Quinta Inn 630 Sycamore Ave.
IHOP 632 Eucalyptus
Diamond Donuts 730 Sycamore Ave.
Stater Brothers Sycamore Ave.
Subway 2440 S. Melrose
Kaiser 780 Shadowrdige
Kaiser Permanente (2nd Floor)
Kaiser Permanente (3rd Floor)
Tom’s #24 1116 Sycamore & Green Oaks Rd
Albertson’s Buena Vista and Melrose
CVS 1631 Melrose
Papa John’s 485 S. Melrose
Original Pancake House 425 S. Melrose
Inside Vista Court House 325 Melrose
Juror’s Lounge 325 Melrose
Pick Up Stix 251 S. Melrose Dr.
Rancho Vista Car Wash 600 Hacienda Dr.
Ohana Hawaiian BBQ 620 Hacienda Dr. 256
Pam’s Donuts 510 Hacienda Dr #109
Gems & Loans 925 S. Santa Fe
Mission Federal Credit Union 985 Escondido
Picket Fence Restaurant 953 S. Santa Fe Rd.
Vista City Hall 600 Eucalyptus Ave.
Vista Community Center 642 Vista Village Dr.
Frazier Farms Foods 225 Vista Village Dr.
North County Ford 450 E. Vista Way
Denny’s 540 W. Vista Way
Vista Way Cafe 868 E. Vista Way
7-11 895 E. Vista Way
Smile Care 1010 E. Vista Way #8
Community Clinic 900 Vale Terrace
Senior Center 1400 Vale Terrace
Post, Pack and Ship 1035 E. Vista Way
Hair Country Beauty Salon 1025 E. Vista Way
Albertson’s 1301 E. Vista Way
Rite Aid 1363 E. Vista Way
Guajome Park Academy 2000 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Vista HS Bobier Dr.
Vista Adult School ROP 305 Bobier
Stater Bro’s (inside Left) 1461 N. Santa Fe ave.
CVS 1441 N. Santa Fe.
Danish Donuts 1450 N. Santa Fe
Walgreens 1510 N. Santa Fe
San Diego Workout 1010 S. Santa Fe.
CVS Pharmacy 883 S. Santa Fe
Walgreens 802 S. Santa Fe
Melrose Trailer Park 510 N. Melrose
Tri City Hospital ER
Tri City Hospital Lobby
Tri City Hospital Laboratory
Tri City Hospital Restaurant
Tri City Cardiology Wait Room
Tri City Hospital Women’s Ctr

Carlsbad

Tip Top Meats 6118 Paseo Del Norte
7/11 901 Palomar Airport Rd
TGIF Paseo del Norte
Lanikai Lane 6550 Ponto Drive
Lakeshore GardensMH 7201 Avenida Encinas
Chevron Station Avenida Encinas
Coin Laundry Avenida Encinas
Kaiser Permenente Avenida Encinas
Kaiser Pharmacy Avenida Encinas
Wish’s Deli 5365 Avenida Encinas
Inns of America 5010 Avenida Encinas
Westmart 4990 Avenida Encinas/Cannon Rd.
West Inns & Suites Hotel Avenida Encinas
AM / PM Tamarack & Hwy 5
Coin Laundry 973 Tamarack
Dinis Restaurant 3290 Carlsbad Blvd
Tamarack Bch. Resort 3200 Carlsbad Blvd.
Surf Motel 3136 Carlsbad Blvd.
Senior Grub Restaurant 377 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Vinaka Coffee 300 Carlsbad Village D. Suite 211
Submarina 300 Carlsbad Village D.
Ocean House Restaurant 2978 Carlsbad Blvd.
Danish Bakery 2805 Roosevelt St
Don’s Country Kitchen 2885 Roosevelt St
Vigilucci’s 2943 State St.
CK Beanz 2775 State St.
Coaster Station
Carlsbad By The Sea 2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Ocean Palms Resort 2950 Ocean St.
Carlsbad Inn 3075 Carlsbad Blvd
Daily News Cafe 3001-A Carlsbad Blvd.
Circle K 201 Oak Avenue
Boys and Girls Club 3115 Roosevelt St.
Carlsbad Senior Center 799 Pine
Polls Mexican Restaurant 3055 Harding St.
Brighton Gardens 3140 El Camino Real
Baskin-Robbins
Vons inside Vons by Starbucks
Top of the Bagel 2540 El Camino Real
Borders Books 1905 Calle Barsallona
Jimbo’s 1935 Calle Barsallona
AM/PM Expo center
Vons 7720 El Camino Real
Albertsons 7660 El Camino Real
Circle K Gas Station El Camino Real
La Costa Coffee 6981 El Camino Real
New York Pizza El Camino Real
Rancho Carlsbad 5200 El Camino Real
Bobby’s Cafe 4901 El Camino Real
Rutherford Cafe 2262 Rutherford Rd.
Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club 7805 Centella
Carlsbad Chamber of Comm. 5934 Priestly
Le Place Deli 5950 La Place Ct
Courtyard/Marriott 5835 Owens Ave.
Ramada Hotel 751 Macadamia Dr
La Quinta Hotel 760 Macadamia Drive
Motel 6 750 Raintree Dr
Quality Inn 751 Raintree Dr
Chevron Station 1044 Carlsbad Village Dr

Car Country Carlsbad

Carlsbad Volvo 6830 Avenida Encinas
Hoehn Acura 5556 Paseo del Norte
Ken Grody Ford 5555 Paseo del Norte
Lexus Carlsbad 5444 Paseo del Norte
Rorick Buick Cadillac 5334 Paseo del Norte
Honda Paseo del Norte
Toyota Carlsbad 5424 Paseo del Norte
Weseloh Chevrolet 5335 Paseo del Norte
Worthington Dodge 5548 Paseo del Norte
Discover Hyundai 5285 Car Country Dr.
Hoehn Infiniti 5245 Car Country Dr.
Hoehn Motors 5475 Car Country Dr.
Hoehn Used Cars Car Country Dr.
Volvo Car Country Dr.

Oceanside

Einstein Bagels 2183 Vista Way
Coast Hwy Launderland 1904 Coast Hwy
Oceanside Beauty School 1575 S. Coast Hwy
Coast Car Wash 1621 Coast Hwy
SK’s Donuts 1129 S. Coast Hwy
Church’s Chicken 518 S. Coast Hiway #102
Laundromat 1110 S. Coast Hiway
31 Flavors 1112 S. Coast Hiway
Grubby’s Diner 1034 S. Coast Hwy
Inside Greyhnd Depot 213 S. Tremont
Hill St. Café 500 Coast Hwy
Coastal Liquor 432 Coast Hwy
AMTRAK Ticket Office 213 S. Tremont
Bessie’s Café 232 S. Coast Hiway
Anita’s Cafe 1908 Coast Hiway
Quick Korner 102 S. Coast Hiway
Pier View Coffee 300 Pier View Way
Best Barber 412 Pier View Way
Jean’s Gifts 307A Coast Hwy
Oceanside Library 330 N. Coast Hiway
Alfredo’s Mexican Food 502 Coast Hiway
Harbor House Cafe 714 N. Coast Hiway
O’side Yacht Club 1950 N. Harbor Drive
Jolly Roger 1900 N. Harbor Dr.
Monterey Bay Canners 1325 Harbor Drive (inside rt table)
Joe’s Crab Shack 314 Harbor Dr., South
Robin’s Nest 280 S. Harbor Drive
Marina Condos 1210 Harbor Dr.
Angelo’s Burgers 621 N. Coast Hiway
Bank of America 700 Mission
N. Cty Transit District 810 Mission
Oceanside High School
Mission Donut House 1502 S. Mission
Mission Square Laundry
Oceanside Boys & Girls Club
Launderland 1527 B. S. Mission
Scripps Medical Center 2201 S. Mission
Oceanside School Dist. 2111 Mission
El Mundo de Mariscos 3110 San Luis Rey Rd
Z Market 3200 Mission
Amador’s 260 Airport
Carlito’s Chicken 158 Roymar Rd.
Fire Station #7 3350 Mission
Delberto’s 3375 S. Mission
Tam’s Donuts 3375 S. Mission #A
Oceanside Car Wash 3655 S. Mission
Gems n’ Loans 3753 Mission Ave & El Camino Real
Bank of America 3772 Mission
Killer Pizza 3772 Mission #124
Fiesta Restaurant 3784 Mission
Laundromat 3784 Mission Ste 134
Ocean Rainbow Ice Cream 3772 Mission #147
Great Clips 3772 Mission #11
Library 3861 Mission
Oceanside Police Department 3055 Oceanside Blvd
Little Caesar’s Pizza 3852 Mission
5 Star Discount Market 5106 N. River Road
CVS 3925 N. River Road
Lamplighter MHP 4660 N. River Road
Grandma BB’s Cafe 539 Vista Bella (off El Camino)
Oceana Clubhouse 550 Vista Bella
VIP Car Wash 1980 Oceanside Blvd
Delia’s Mexican Food 1950 Oceanside Blvd Suite R
Ken’s Donuts 1950 Oceanside Blvd Suite 6
Fire Station #3′ El Camino & Oceanside Blvd
Rancho Del Oro Car Wash 4093 Oceanside Blvd
Pasto Buick 4121 Oceanside Blvd #201
Enzo’s BBQ 4121 Oceanside, #101
Juice It Up 4121 Oceanside #100
Knock Out Pizza 4121 Oceanside #203
White Dragon Kung Fu 4171 Oceanside Blvd #100A
Bruegger’s Bagels 4171 Oceanside Blvd Suite 109
Donut House 4171 Oceanside Blvd #105
Happy Noodle House 4760 Oceanside Blvd A15
Papa John’s Pizza 4225C Oceanside Blvd
Blendz 4225 Oceanside Blvd #B
Temple Hts School
Two Brothers Pizza 4760 Oceanside Blvd B1
Silver Star Beauty Salon 4790 Oceanside A-4
Montessori 2770 Oceanside Blvd
Barber 2770 Oceanside Blvd #A-7
El Asador Mex. Food 2770 Oceanside Blvd A-7
Oceanside Tire 499 College
College Coin Laundry 475-7 College Blvd
Victoria’s Mexican Food 495-C College
Oceanside Chinese Food 495 B College
United Physicians Group 475 I College
Dentist 467-I College
Nail 2001 467-4 College
Trupianos Italian Rest. 467-3 College
Roundtable Pizza 459-10 College
Pepper Tree Montessori 427 College
GiGi’s Cafe 2204 El Camino Real #125
Rookies Restaurant 2204 El Camino #105

Rancho Bernardo

Casa de la Campana
Taco Patron Grill 15817 Bernardo Center Dr.
Seven Eleven 15883 Bernardo Center Dr.
Saffron Cuisine 15817 Bernardo Center Dr.
NY Giant Pizza 15817 Bernardo Center Dr.
El Torito 16375 Bernardo Center Dr.
Passage to India 16425 Bernardo Center Dr
PHO Hoacali Express 16425 Bernardo Center Dr
Thai Cafe 16441 Bernardo Center Dr
Robek’s Juice 15888 Bernardo Center Dr. #120
New York Bagels & Cafe 16588 Bernardo Center Dr. #170
Borelli’s 16588 Bernardo Center Dr.
7/11 16703 Bernardo Center Dr.
RB Donuts 16713 Bernardo Center Dr.
CVS 16773 Bernardo Center Dr
Panda Buffet 16785 Bernardo Center Dr.
Kaiser Permanente 11939 Rancho Bernardo Road
Submarina 17090 Bernardo Center Dr
Incredible Café 11828 Rancho Bernardo Rd. #105
Mission Federal Credit Union 11868 Rancho Bernardo Rd #B
Taco Shop 11868 Rancho Bernardo Rd.
Surgical Centers of America 17190 Bernardo Center Dr. Suite 100
24 Hour Fitness 17170 Bernardo Center Dr
RB Library 17110 Bernardo Center Dr
Hooters 16911 W. Bernardo Drive.
Elephant Bar 17051 W. Bernardo Drive
Long Drugs 11655 Duenda Rd.
Barber Shop Duenda Rd.
Laundry Land 11631 Duenda Rd.
Village Mall 12463 Rancho Bernardo
Ogden’s Cleaners 12461 Rancho Bernardo Rd.
Albertsons 12475 Rancho Bernardo Dr.
Bernardo Restaurtant 12457 Rancho Bernardo Rd
Ogden’s Cleaners 15721 Bernardo Hieghts Pkwy
SavMart Pharmacies 15721 Bernardo Heights Pkwy
Golden Nails 15721 Bernardo Heights Pkwy
Henry’s 15727 Bernardo Heights Parkway
Von’s 11986 Bernardo Plaza
Terrace Gardens 1025 Morningview Drive/Esc.

6 thoughts on “What if we made the incorrect and imprecise use of “illegal immigrant” illegal?”

  1. Thank you for posting this. It’s sad that people believe this negative, xenophobic hype than rational arguments about immigration. This “editor” is doing a disservice to our community. I encourage all of you to write him at The Paper and to contact those listed business.

  2. I know this is off the mark of your post (it is generally excellent, kudos) but it probably doesn’t help the cause of avoiding sexist language to make silly corrections like “boy/girlcott”. The etymology of “boycott” has nothing to do with gender and is rather a reference to a British land owner that was one of the first recipients of the treatment we now know as “boycotting” – http://www.bartleby.com/61/50/B0435000.html

  3. Hypocrisy rule in the pro illegal alien cadre. I find it typically hypocritical that the author “Professor What If” refuses to divluge his identity but has no qualms about divulging others in an attempt to further denigrate and villify Americans. His myth vs fact is as hypocritical as they come. Let’s have a little economics lesson. There are, supposedly, 12 million illegal aliens in the US. Of those 12 million, say 50% are working. That’s 6 million, receiving less than minumum wage in the US, hence their appeal to big businesses. Say those 6 million make $6/hr average. That’s $240/wk or $12k per year. On this they pay, if anything, a maximum of $900 in FICA taxes and little to none in State and Federal, Unemployment, SDI, etc that the rest of us pay. So, say $5.4 billion? Yet they cost, in social services, $384 billion, of which they sent $28 billion “home” in 2007? Sure doesn’t sound like a good deal for anyone actually footing the bill. It’s estimated that each man, woman and child illegal costs the US taxpayer $9k/per year for housing, welfare, WIC, foodstamps and medical. So, once again, using the bogus 12 million figure, that’s $108 billion paid by the taxpayer before we even consider education or incarceration costs. Obviously, Professor What If is an ethno centric, “entitlement for illegals” proponent, as long as he is not footing the bill. And IF you object…why YOU are a racist. Tell me, Prof, what “race” are illegal aliens?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s