Do the words "illegal immigrant" conjure up George Orwell's dark and dystopian 1984
They do for CNN contributor Charles Garcia, a longtime politico and CEO, who thinks
using the term "illegal immigrant" is the perfect example of 1984
's lesson on the power of words to conjure up "political implications that spread in speakers' minds like a poison." In Garcia's opinion, "illegal immigrants" is just such a poison. And a racial slur to boot.