In Commie Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s New York City, it’s now against the law to refer to illegal aliens as “illegal aliens” and carries fines of up to $250,000 per offense, despite the fact that “illegal alien” is the official US government term for illegal aliens.
OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVE ON PROPER TERMINOLOGY:
New York Post As outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights. “‘Alien’ — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,’” reads one passage of the memo. “The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”
The directive goes on to list several examples of acts and comments that would run afoul of the restrictions, including harassing people over their accents or grasp of English, or wielding the threat of a call to Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a tool of hate.
“A hotel prohibits its housekeepers from speaking Spanish while cleaning because it would ‘offend’ hotel guests or make them uncomfortable,” reads one hypothetical.
“An Indian immigrant family complains to their landlord about mold and cockroaches in their unit. The landlord tells them to ‘just deal with it’ and threatens to call ICE if they file a complaint in housing court,” reads another.
The Commission on Human Rights made clear that the directive is, at least in part, a rebuke of federal crackdowns on illegal immigration.
“In the face of increasingly hostile national rhetoric, we will do everything in our power to make sure our treasured immigrant communities are able to live with dignity and respect, free of harassment and bias,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the agency’s commissioner.
The directive comes months after Mayor Bill de Blasio vocally opposed coordinated raids by ICE on the city’s immigrant communities.
BizPacReview While the left preaches relentlessly about President Trump not being above the law, they are adamant that illegal aliens should not be expected to adhere to immigration laws in this country and actively create sanctuaries for them.
The reaction online suggests that New York City, which recently invited back failed presidential candidate and mayor Bill De Blasio, will soon get a rude introduction to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Garner’s “A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage” says that “illegal alien” is the most precise and preferred term.
From the perspective of the U.S. Government, “alien” is who the person is that is not a U.S. citizen under the country’s legal code. Whether they are immigrants, nonimmigrants, documented, or undocumented…they are all aliens. So, going through the basic research, it becomes clear that the appropriate and correct terminology to describe a person who is in the United States illegally is, “illegal alien.“
Here’s what it says: “Illegal alien” is the legally precise and preferred term: The usual and preferable term in American English is illegal alien. The other forms have arisen as needless euphemisms, and should be avoided as near-gobbledygook.
An example of Leftist “gobbledygook:”