reply to post by Vilkata
While I agree, and I don't like the definition...
This came up in a class of mine recently, and if you think about it, there's one big reason they're treated as "people." They're supposed to be
held to the same laws as "people" since that's what they're classified as. This keeps them from falling into the gray areas of the law which could
allow them to potentially do many things that would otherwise not be illegal without major legal reform.
So, in a sense I can see how it's necessary. At the same time though, they shouldn't be treated as US Citizens and therefore they shouldn't have
the same rights as us.