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Immigrant Semantics

The New Jersey Star-Ledger hits the word-choice hat-trick today.  Here’s the headline: 

Honduran immigrant admits sexually assaulting 8 year old in Wharton

And here’s the first paragraph:

WHARTON — An undocumented Honduran immigrant, whose bail became the subject of a New Jersey Supreme Court case earlier this year, pleaded guilty today to sexually-assaulting a 8-year-old girl.

And finally:

A detainer was placed on Fajardo-Santos by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency following his arrest. That led to a legal battle over whether bails of illegal immigrants with ICE detainers could be significantly raised to prevent their deportation before their local criminal cases are resolved.



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