For eight long years we had to suffer the Obama administration’s euphemistic reference to illegal aliens as ‘undocumented’ immigrants, as if the shuffling of a few papers would magically make everything perfectly fine. But now the Trump administration is setting things back to normal. According to a declaration by the Department of Justice this week, those folks who’ve inadvertently wandered across the border shall henceforth be referred to ‘illegal aliens’. Truth in advertising.
Here’s more from Hot Air…
Is this just a case of legal semantics having little effect on actual prosecutions and casework? Of course, but it’s still worth mentioning. The Washington Times reports that the Justice Department has sent an email to its attorneys instructing them to stop using the progressive, inaccurate term “undocumented immigrants” and instead follow the federal legal code and say, illegal alien. You know this is another “own the libs” maneuver, but they’ve got a point.
No more “undocumented” immigrants, just “illegal aliens.”
CNN reported Tuesday evening that the Justice Department has told its attorneys that the term “undocumented” is inaccurate according to U.S. immigration law and that they should start using the legally correct term.
“Illegal alien” is the accurate term used in the U.S. Code, the email reportedly says.
The use of the term “illegal” in the nation’s immigration debate has come under increasing attack from immigrant-rights activists, who can frequently be seen holding signs saying “no person is illegal.”