Scores of liberals cried out in collective psychic pain over the Department of Justice’s use of the term ‘illegal alien’ to refer to foreigners in the U.S. illegally, instead of politically correct ‘undocumented migrants.’
In a memo last week cracking down on sanctuary cities, the DOJ used the word several times:
“So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law. This can have tragic consequences, like the 10 deaths we saw in San Antonio this weekend. As part of accomplishing the Department of Justice’s top priority of reducing violent crime, we must encourage these ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions to change their policies and partner with federal law enforcement to remove criminals.
“Advocates for immigration reform contend that the term “illegal” is a “racial slur” and believe it is dehumanizing. Instead, they prefer if the term “undocumented immigrant” is used.
“They’re using a legally inaccurate term that’s deployed to unfairly label and scapegoat people who are out of status due to a variety of systemic circumstances,” Xakota Espinoza from the Center for Racial Justice Innovation, told LawNewz.com”
The Chicago Tribune took particular umbrage with the DOJ’s language, calling it a ‘loaded’ term. “He [Sessions] wants to create the impression that all aliens who are in the U.S. without permission are criminals,” professor Michael H. LeRoy of the University of Illinois told the Tribune, adding “Aliens have constitutional rights, and to convict them, they must have a trial. Immigration law is set up to provide a much faster process, called removal.”
For some reason the term ‘illegal alien’ didn’t seem to be a point of contention before Obama waved his wand of political correctness and sprinkled abject retardation over a now confused nation.
Sorry liberals, not only is the Trump administration properly reintroducing the term ‘illegal alien,’ it’s taking action:
The Mayor of Denver demanded that ICE stop arresting illegal aliens at the courthouse.
ICE ignored the Mayor; continues to make Denver safe. pic.twitter.com/xZW7m1nnkp
— /pol/ News Forever (@polNewsForever) August 1, 2017
When you only use the term immigrants instead of illegal immigrants, you lose your argument IMMEDIATELY. Americans are AWAKE!?
— SuperDave (@jax_superdave) July 31, 2017