ICE Orders Agents To Stop Using ‘Illegal Alien’ – DC Watchdog

ICE Orders Agents To Stop Using ‘Illegal Alien’

With President Biden in control, ICE has moved to police its agents’ words, telling them the terms “alien” and “illegal alien” may no longer be used in any documents,” according to an exclusive report by The Washington Times.

Instead, agents have been ordered to use “undocumented” — as in “undocumented noncitizen” or “undocumented individual.”

“David Shaw, acting assistant director of domestic operations at Homeland Security Investigations, said in a memo that the changes were ‘an effort to align with current guidance and to ensure consistency in reporting.’ His order applies to all official documents, memos and even emails.

““Migrant” and “refugee” are still allowed, as is “seasonal worker” and “detainee.” But agents were told not to refer to the crime of sneaking illegal immigrants into the country as “alien smuggling.” The new approved term is “human smuggling.”

“And the word “asylee” is gone, in favor of “asylum seeker.””

For more on the important story, please go to The Washington Times.

We value the free speech and commentary of our readers. Please share your opinion in the comment section. Do you agree or disagree with Joe Biden’s government ordering ICE agents that “the terms “alien” and “illegal alien” may no longer be used”? Why or why not?

36 Comments

  1. Alberto G. says:

    I am a Hispanic US Citizen, that has lived here in this country; from Texas in early years in life. All of my family were, and are citizens of the United States, even the ones that came from Mexico. We are all proud Americans that like our Country here. They, my relatives, all registered according their entry into this country when they were coming in from Mexico. Even in the old days when there were no border fences, they came in through customs offices and declared their presence in this country. They followed all requirements of staying here for that period. They came and went back and forth lawfully until they finally qualified and applied as US citizen(s). My male great grand parents, grandparents were both in WW1 and WW2. My father served proudly together with my Uncles in WW2. All my family have followed immigration rules and laws. I moved from Texas when I neared 20 years of age. I saw the Mexican non-citizen immigrants bring gangs, (heroin morphine and marijuana) all drugs were illigal then. They formed gangs and we had crime, killings of many of my friends that would not join their gangs. Rape my teen age girl cousin; got her pregnant. She committed a suicide, he daughter also did that, died when reaching adulthood age. That is why I left Texas. We can not allow more of this criminal behavior from uneducated immoral migrants.

  2. JOHN LAWRENCE says:

    biden needs to take care of the american first instead of givving all the free services to illegals. the american people is number one to take c are of not illegals

  3. JOHN LAWRENCE says:

    they willalways be illegals.u dont know wats coming across that border. finish the wall keep them out. its nothing but trouble for the US.

  4. Patti says:

    Okay. We now have a Washington team with no mascot and you honestly expect us to care if someone entering this country illegally is called an illegal is worth even considering is an affront to all Americans. Wake up liberals! Do you really think you are safe from the true leftist, Deep State of this country? Once they have destroyed America and claim it as their own, you will be down here with the rest of the peasants reliant on the scraps given us for reporting our neighbors for thinking they might fight for freedom!

  5. Pat Riot says:

    Fil.thy commies! Illegals are illegals! This is not communist China – yet!, although Joey “theChinaWhore” Biden is working hard to make it so; that said, no, words should not be changed. Welcome to the land of COVID-19(84)!
    I’ll continue to call a spade a spade and illegal aliens are illegals.

  6. Paul Subbie says:

    You can call a Rose a Tupip, but everyone knows what it is.
    Just like you can call a Leftist a Democrat, but we all know they are Communists.

  7. John says:

    Remember Queen Nancy’s new dictionary, no more gender specific words. So you can’t call HER, she, her, woman, female or lady. Nancy is now, It, shit head, dumb butt, or some other generic word. I prefer hey you idiot.

  8. John says:

    Must be politically correct. God forbid we hurt their feelings. That’s why I will use politically correct terms, pro death not pro abortion, or job killing communist not President Sleepy Joe, and Vice Squad Camel bumper not Viceroy President.

  9. JOHN Hanson says:

    Biden is a joke.He is doing all he can before Nancy uses the 25 amendment.

  10. G says:

    This coming from the guy who said you ain’t black if you don’t vote for me. Biden is a racist and was called out as one by Harris in the primaries and then she shrugged it off as politics.

  11. Greg says:

    With all of the problems facing this country it is unconscionable that this vapid empty suit is worried about tossing a word salad. We now have total gross incompetence at the highest levels of our government. Working toward the mid-terms. We the people must vote these fools out. Or remove them another way failing that.

  12. A. Kerss says:

    Anything but the truth. A rose by any other name is still a rose. Always has been and always will be. It is time the right take up and address this far left cancer trying to warp the psyche of our country. Unite beloved Americans and in one voice, put this agenda down like a rabid dog. Those unwilling to push back deserve to be enslaved by these far left, socialist/communist bastards. The only good socialist is a ………

  13. Randall says:

    this stupid shit is unbelievable

  14. PATTY says:

    SICK…..JUST LIKE BIDEN!!!!!!!! IF YOU THINK THAT BY CHANGING A FEW WORDS IS GOING TO MAKE THE SITUTATION AY DIFFERENT THINK AGAIN?????????? THIS IS HOW BRIGHT BIDEN IS??????? THE CAN CALL THEM ANYTHING YOU LIKE……….THEY ARE STILL “ILLEGAL ALEINS!!!!!!!! THE BIG PROBLEM WITH THE DEMS (FRAUD PARTY) IS THAT THEY DO NOT KNOW THE MEANINGS OF THE WORDS THEY WANT TO ELIMINATE???????? SO THEY WANT TO CHANGE THEM??????? LOL LOL. REAL BRAIN????????? LOL LOL

    • James B Jacobs says:

      They used to be called “wet-backs They wanted that changed, didn’t sound good. Then they called them illegal aliens, changed that, didn’t sound good. then they were called illegal immigrants. Had to change that, they weren’t immigrants. Changed to migrants. Wrong again. changed it.It doesn’t matter what you call them, they are illegals, and they are not American citizens so they are aliens.They are people who have no right to be here and should be removed. Every one, it doesn’t matter who you are, if you didn’t come here legally, you need to be removed.

      • JB says:

        AMEN TO THAT!!! MY ARGUMENT TOO!!!
        And by the way, I am a legal immigrant, but my very thought. Bring Trump back and build the darn wall and send all illegals away! Anyone who’s not a citizen or being a foreigner is not legally in the USA is an illegal alien, period! And truth be told, illegal immigrants give legal immigrants a bad name too.
        It’s a pain to go through the process, it’s lengthy, all the hassle is at times frustrating, but heck, when you are here LEGALLY you can sleep peacefully, and walk around and live with your head up!

  15. PATTY says:

    SICK…..JUST LIKE BIDEN!!!!!!!! IF YOU THINK THAT BY CHANGING A FEW WORDS IS GOING TO MAKE THE SITUTATION AY DIFFERENT THINK AGAIN?????????? THIS IS HOW BRIGHT BIDEN IS??????? THE CAN CALL THEM ANYTHING YOU LIKE……….THEY ARE STILL “ILLEGAL ALEINS!!!!!!!! AND HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE AS IT IS NOW??????? THE BIG PROBLEM WITH THE DEMS (FRAUD PARTY) IS THAT THEY DO NOT KNOW THE MEANINGS OF THE WORDS THEY WANT TO ELIMINATE???????? SO THEY WANT TO CHANGE THEM??????? LOL LOL. REAL BRAIN????????? LOL LOL

  16. Bruce Wooden says:

    Lilly I agree completely with you but the thought of Pelosi waving a gun around in any place or situation simply is a terrifying fantasy! Or nightmare, depending.

  17. PAT KENMIR says:

    What happened to free speech? David Shaw is trying to stamp that into the ground! The Federal laws in this country say that illegal alien is to be used to determine who people are who cross our borders without proper paperwork. This is the law! Who is this crazy wako who thinks he can go around Federal law and just tell everybody to just ignore these published laws? oh yeah, he is a DEMOCRAT!

  18. He can direct people to say things, but what happened to FREE SPEECH in America? The people should be referred to as “Illegal Invaders and shot on sight” No difference than some one invading your house, you have a right to shoot theme

  19. Paris says:

    Bill, I TOTALLY agree! 😂

  20. Jerry Carter, MD says:

    I once believed that the Liberal Democrats were just misinformed American citizens. Because, of the liberal media lies to Defeat Trump in 2020. Now since they control the Senate, the House, and Presidency. They are proving that they really want to change America completely. Changing everything to only Political correct speech, limiting 1st Amendment Rights to only Liberals, concealing 2nd Amendment, and changing Capitalism to a Socialized form of Government. If the Republicans don’t regain the House back in 2022. We will end up with a one party
    Party System. That appears to be their goal to me.

  21. Bill says:

    To go along with this terminology change a most necessary change needs to be implemented as follows; POTUS
    must now be POS.

  22. Michelle36 says:

    What is this? The speech police? Welcome to commie land folks.😡

  23. Paul says:

    This so called President Biden is out in left field. These people are illegal aliens and break our laws. Call it for what it is you politically correct idiots. Get to the real problem and finish the wall we paid for 50 miles more and shut up and finish the job our great president Donald Trump started and you idiots want to tear it out and let them in. Your days are numbered because we are coming back so keep looking over your shoulder.

  24. Roy Westberg says:

    This language makes no sense but much in the dems world not much does . If someone is in our country without papers he is illegal . If they do not speak english they are alein so what is wrong with illegal alein.

  25. Joanna Johnson Smith says:

    100% disagree. This new administration is a Clear and Present danger to freedom in America!

  26. Glenda Klar says:

    Laws already on the books should be followed.this politically correct terminology is outrageous and those pushing it are ignorant. Not intelligent. They should set their sights on upholding the law and those who don’t should be dealt with.these border crossers should stay home and fix their own country.

  27. Sam says:

    Just replace “illegal alien” with “crimianl foreign invaders”.

  28. Meathead says:

    Elections have consequences. The idiots who voted for this senile POS known as Joe Biden are reaping the reward of their vote.
    He’s destroying America just as he promised. Wait until the $15.00 per hour wage mandate hits and you either get your hours cut, are terminated or your company goes under.
    Yep, the country is full of ignorant idiots who voted for “anyone but Trump”.

    • Lillie says:

      I agree. Those who hated Trump tripped themselves into some other dimension that does not encompass anything in the realm of reason or logic. Voting for a moron who clearly was lying throughout the election was sheer stupidity! WHO CARES about how we talk about illegal aliens or about gender familial connections? Don’t they have anything better to do? LANGUAGE is not meant to be mandated via executive order/s! And, governing with NO CONSENSUS – which is what use of executive authority is – does not fall within a democratic definition. Executive authority is not to be used in ways that are not extremely pressing and necessary; National Guard is also not to be utilized as a substitute for local police because some A_ _ holes DEFUNDED their police. If Pelosi is SO terrified that somebody ‘within’ wants to kill her (or AOC – with her slander), they can shell out THEIR money for additional protection and take a look in the mirror for the REASONS WHY they might be targeted. Or she can buy a gun and learn to use it. Can you imagine Pelosi with a gun? I can just see her waving it around in her next speech. (OK – that is much more humorous than I intended).

      • Patti says:

        I agree with you. Just remember we are here now because of a stolen election! When theses arrogant liberals could not get rid of President Trump for more than 5 years, they and Soros made sure it would not matter how many Americans voted for him. The just needed to know how many votes they needed to produce to beat him and that is exactly what happened! Now we are being schooled on acceptable language use and tomorrow it will be deprogramming camp for us Trump supporters! Welcome to the New America!

  29. Rocky Lee Brooks says:

    I do not agree if you break the law it is illegal if you are in the country illegally u are illegal.

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