And inaccurate. Because the meaning of immigrating refers to someone who migrates to a country congruent with the laws of sovereignty of a nation to take up residency there. As opposed to a person or species who is merely moving through and not actually residing. there. An immigrant is not just a migrant. We speak of migrant species, migrant workers, all kinds of migrants. So someone who comes into a country illegally and lives separate from the culture and recognized authority of the country is not an immigrant. They have migrated and they are covert. They have a term for this in biology. It is called “kleptoparisitism”.
Kleptoparisitism is a variation of form of survival called brood parasitism. In brood parasitism, the young are inserted into the homes of a host who then expends the energy to raise them as thought they were their own. Kleptoparasites take assets, food and other resources that another has expended energy to acquire and use it as their own, saving themselves the time and effort that it would have taken to acquire it.
In our country, apologists and rationalizers justify the expenditure of other people’s money because the cost is spread and not able to be immediately viscerally associated with it. B. F. Skinner said that for us to emotionally associate a negative stimulus with the associated negative reward, the gap in time between stimulus and response needs to occur quickly and the longer the gap between the two, the less likely we are to associate the one with the other. The aliens that are here with their families may be viewed in the community, but are then only vaguely intellectually associated as being responsible for the increase in yearly property, state, and local sales taxes caused by the increased need for teachers, health care, and law enforcement. The actual net cost to the United States for each illegal alien, most of which is born by the local community and the state is on the order of $17-20,000 a year. Very little of this actual cost is born by the people who advocate amnesty.
Kleptoparsites run the risk of injury if the victimized animal is able to defend the resources that it has acquired. Currently the government is running interference so that it serves as a buffer and intermediary between the victimized and the kleptoparasites. The racist part is from those that advocate that citizens of America automatically owe funds to folks that have migrated here and set up shop, rather than immigrating. To then denigrate the popular term for identifying those kleptoparasites implies that the folks that are here and paying tax dollars are less than equal human beings. THAT is racist.