Priorities, priorities, priorities. Now we have “vaccine passports” as a central concern with this new administration, as the Federal Government tries to get control of the free movement of its own citizens. In addition, we have them encouraging a border crisis of hundreds of thousands of people pouring into the boundaries of our country at the same time. Naturally, the first thing they want to worry about when it comes to fixing these massive issues, is the word “alien”. After all, no one wants the illegal immigrants to feel offended while breaking the law to come into the nation.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services are planning to remove references to immigrants as “aliens” from the agency’s policy manual. One DHS official told Buzzfeed News that it was an attempt to create a less adversarial tone.
This change is allegedly part of an effort from Biden’s administration to alter the way immigrants are described by federal government officials. Buzzfeed informs: “On Tuesday, an agency spokesperson directed BuzzFeed News to a February memo signed by acting USCIS director Tracy Renaud that urged agency leaders to cut down on the use of the terminology. This change is designed to encouragemore inclusive language in the agency’s outreach efforts, internal documents and in overall communication with stakeholders, partners, and the general public. The guidance does not affect legal, policy or other operational documents, including forms, where using terms (such as applicant, petitioner, etc.) as defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act would be the most appropriate”, the spokesperson said.
They added, “To immigrants and their advocates, the replacement of the phrasing represents a shift away from a word that has been described as “dehumanizing” for those hoping to make the US their new home, while others believe it’s an unnecessary move that undercuts federal law. The term ‘alien’ is found within US Code and is regularly referenced in the immigration system and in court rulings to describe everyone who is not a US citizen. In recent years, however, the word has been wiped from the California Labor Code and the Library of Congress after advocacy efforts”.
So while government officials focus on being politically correct and “inclusive” there are hundreds of thousands of migrants rushing to the US Border. By their own admission it’s because they perceived that the Biden administration will just let everyone in. The symbolic change of wording certainly seems to signal that sentiment as the perception seems to be turning around completely: the easier way to immigrate into the US is illegally.