The Marxist/Progressives from Obama to the teachers unions say we need to teach social justice meaning we need to teach the evils of capitalism and the justice of a Marxist society where nobody is responsible for their choices or actions. Now we have Justice Sotomayor wanting to redefine the terms criminal and illegal alien to fit her social agenda.
Sotomayor was asked at a talk at Yale Law School about her use of the term “undocumented immigrants” rather than the traditional illegal alien. Sotomayor characterized the issue as a regulatory problem and said labeling immigrants criminals seemed insulting to her.
Alien for this purpose is defined as such: Owing political allegiance to another country or government; foreign
Illegal is defined as such: contrary to or forbidden by official rules, regulations, or laws
Criminal is defined as someone who breaks the laws.
These people of whom Sotomayor was speaking were from another country, they had entered the United States in violation of the laws of the United States, and therefore they are an illegal alien which by definition is also a criminal. It does not matter what term is used when discussing them, just like a rose is a rose an illegal alien is a criminal.