Biden/Harris Ban the Term ‘Illegal Alien’ – DC Watchdog

Biden/Harris Ban the Term ‘Illegal Alien’

As part of “cancel culture,” the Democrats, led by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, seem to thrive on banning the use of terms that are even embedded in the law as the term “illegal alien” has been for decades.


Employees of the two main U.S. immigration enforcement agencies were directed Monday to stop referring to migrants as “aliens,” a dated term that many people consider offensive,” according to The Washington Times. [emphasis added]

Memos issued by Customs and Border Protection, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, recommend that agents instead use the words “non-citizen” or “migrant.” The change reflects guidelines set by the Biden administration, which is reversing many of the anti-immigrant policies of former President Donald Trump. [emphasis added]

Instead of “illegal aliens,” which was still being used by some government officials in press releases and elsewhere, the employees of CBP and ICE should instead use “undocumented noncitizen” or “undocumented individual,” according to the memos… [emphasis added]

Administration critics dismissed the new language guidelines.

“‘We use the term ‘illegal alien’ because they’re here illegally,’ said Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas. ‘This kind of weakness and obsession with political correctness is why we’re having a crisis on the border in the first place.’” [emphasis added]

For more of this report, please go to The Washington Times.

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