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self-deportation

Definitions

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  • n. The act of deporting or exiling oneself.

Etymologies

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self +‎ deportation

Examples

  • As the radio program "This American Life" reminded its audience on Tuesday, there is an argument to be made that the term self-deportation was invented in 1994 by two Mexican-American satirists, Lalo Alcaraz and Esteban Zul.

    Michelle Chen: Artists Envision Immigration Justice

  • Mitt Romney said in Monday's GOP debate that he favors what he calls "self-deportation" over policies that require the federal government to round up illegal immigrants and return them to their home countries.

    The Seattle Times

  • Romney said during a recent debate that he favors what he calls "self-deportation" over policies that require the federal government to round up illegal immigrants and send them back to their home countries.

    www.startribune.com

  • -Mitt Romney said in Monday's GOP debate that he favors what he calls "self-deportation" over policies that require the federal government to round up undocumented immigrants and return them to their home countries.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • -Mitt Romney said in Monday's GOP debate that he favors what he calls "self-deportation" over policies that require the federal government to round up undocument...

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • -Mitt Romney said in Monday's GOP debate that he favors what he calls "self-deportation" over policies that require the federal...

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Responding to a question regarding illegal immigration, Romney offered up this answer: "Well, the answer is self-deportation, which is people decide they can do better by going home because they can't find work here because they don't have legal documentation to allow them to work here."

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  • "The answer is self-deportation, which is people decide they can do better by going home because they can't find work here because they don't have legal documentation to allow them to work here," Romney said.

    The Seattle Times

  • Romney contends that a process called "self-deportation" will work.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Gingrich laughed at the idea of self-deportation and said it wouldn't work.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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  • term coined by Lalo Alcaraz and Esteban Zul.

    Entertaining article about the origin of the term and how it's evolved here.

    February 1, 2012