I don’t know about you but the description of people as illegal aliens has always struck me as being kind of funny. It is not really a laugh out loud, guffaw kind of funny. It is more like a bemused smile.
Perhaps it is because I think in very graphic terms. I picture these little green men in a spaceship landing in the middle of some cornfield somewhere.
It is similar to people describing the land of the burning river as being civilized, a bit of a misnomer.