Here is the first definition for "de facto" on dictionary.com:
1. in fact; in reality: Although his title was prime minister, he was de facto president of the country. Although the school was said to be open to all qualified students, it still practiced de facto segregation. Let's substitute Congressman Jared Polis's language with that used in the above example from dictionary.com:
Although their title is Illegal Aliens because they enter and stay in America illegally, they are, in actuality, de facto Americans.
Has there ever been a better example of Orwellian wordspeak on the floor of the United States Congress?
Keep doing what you do best Democrats!