Letter To The Editor: Glad You’re Sorry, But…

Los Alamos
While I’m glad to see that Daren Savage is sorry, (link) (Sorry, that is the correct legal term for people who enter the United States without legal immigration documents), he still is making a common error: Nothing is definitely illegal until a judge (or jury) says so in a court of law.
Even ‘undocumented’ is an incorrect term, as those involved may well have some documents. Or they may qualify for refugee status. The only factually (independent of politically) correct term is ‘unauthorized’.