(HorizonPost.com) – Changing terminology into something “politically correct” has been a mainstay of the Democratic Party for years. President Joe Biden maintained that tradition when his administration ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to change the terms they use in memos earlier this month. But Border Patrol Chief Rodney S. Scott responded in his own memo on April 16, “I will not undermine this effort; however, I cannot endorse it.”
Chief of Border Patrol bucks Joe Biden, will say ‘alien’ until law changes… https://t.co/Ol972xhTJn
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Biden wants to see the term “alien” changed to either “noncitizen” or “migrant” and “illegal” referred to as “undocumented” along with changes to other words that might offend those who are breaking the law when they come to America. However, as Chief Scott reminded the president, the current terminology is based on the definitions used in current US immigration laws, and official documents need to comply with that.
Beyond that, it’s notable that the term “noncitizen” also includes those here on legal visas, and it’s never a good idea to muddy the waters when one deals with the government. The Liberals are trying to rewrite immigration law, and the CBP chief suggests passing the proposed U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which contains the new terminology, before ordering any changes.
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