It started as: Illegal Aliens
- Oh no, much too harsh and real. Let's soften that up and make them sound better.
- Better. See, now people will think they've just lost their paperwork in the mail. Damn postal workers! They're racist! But still, "aliens", that conjures up images of big bug eyed monsters and lasers. Too scary.
- Ahh, much better. Now they're just poor disadvantaged people striving to attain the American Dream. Only... hmm... Ooh! American Dream!
- Now, it's just a short jump till they can vote! I guess that would be Harry Reid's version of the American Dream.