This article goes in to the use of loaded language to obscure the immigration "debate", something that you are probably familiar with, but if you aren't check it out. I note, however, the following:
George Lakoff, a Democratic political consultant and linguist at UC Berkeley, said anti-immigration groups so far appear to be winning the language war, and the word "amnesty" is their most powerful rhetorical weapon.
I hope that "linguist" is the one who used the term "anti-immigration".
Immigration2005b · Mon, 11/21/2005 - 13:35 · Importance: 1