Biden admin calls on law enforcement to stop using terms including ‘illegal alien’

The Biden administration has earned early criticism from many on the right for its relaxed policies related to the border and immigration.

Now, President Joe Biden is reportedly prohibiting federal law enforcement officers from using the words “illegal alien” and “assimilation.”

“A tone and example for our country”

A Washington Post article earlier this week noted that the new policy had been articulated in a series of memos submitted by Department of Homeland Security officials.

One senior Customs and Border Protection official was quoted as insisting that the department was “the nation’s premier law enforcement agency” and, as such, is responsible for setting “a tone and example for our country and partners around the world.”

Troy Miller went on to assert: “We enforce our nation’s laws while also maintaining the dignity of every individual with whom we interact. The words we use matter and will serve to further confer that dignity to those in our custody.

“Preferred terminology and inclusive language”

Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Tae Johnson expressed a similar sentiment in his own memo pledging to “ensure agency communications use the preferred terminology and inclusive language.”

The latest memos come on the heels of an Axios report confirming that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting Director Tracy Renaud has declared that the word “alien” should be replaced with “noncitizen.”

That decision was said to be part of an overall effort to foster inclusivity within the agency’s internal and external communications.

“Not a U.S. citizen or national”

Former Trump administration official Robert Law dismissed Renaud’s claims, however.

Law, who currently works at the Center for Immigration Studies, said that the term “alien” statutorily “means a person not a U.S. citizen or national,” declaring that the word “is not offensive, and neither is ‘assimilation.'”

Nevertheless, key figures in the Biden administration have a documented history of immigration-related rhetoric that falls outside of the mainstream.

In a 2019 interview, Biden himself said that ICE agents who arrest undocumented immigrations for anything less than a felony offense should be fired. For her part, Vice President Kamala Harris once compared ICE agents to Ku Klux Klan members.

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  2. ILLEGAL means just what it says “alien” means just what it says. Changing the “wording” or the “term” does NOT change the FACT these people are coming here ILLEGALLY…PERIOD, and they should be sent back to where ever the HELL they came from. You want to come here? DO IT LEGALLY . It is not fair to all the other immigrants that have FOLLOWED THE LAW, paid, and made the necessary paperwork out, to come to our Country it the way they should.

    1. Agreed and well put, Cliff.
      Also, I’m glad b. has enough time in his 4-6 hour workday to spend it on this junk. But I’m supposing that the L.P. (“Language Police”) will be watching and if we screw up, who knows whatvtheyll do to us, maybe cut out our tongues. THAT would help instill fear, what they need to keep.

    1. right! & what I can’t understand until this was over,he shouldn’t have been aloud to as much ”speak”,,it’s all in the plan & we are doomed!

  3. While it’s true words are important, personally I’m tired of these linguistic semantics to make things seem better than they are. I’ll call them what I want and Biden and his waste of time administration can just stuff it!!

  4. Hey, why the rush to destroy our language. All of a sudden we have a bunch of brain dead language pilots trying to change the language. Why are we wasting our time to change words that have been with us for centuries. Why must we the, settled citizens be required to change our language to please those who come from other countries and do not like certain words in our language. If the people who feel that our language is insulting to them Leave immediately. This is our country and we do not need to cater to others who come here and want to change our language, or professors who think it’s more polite for foreigners and more woke for the idiots..

  5. just goes to prove how dumb this governing body is not worth the power it would take to blow them up

  6. Biden s brain is not working. Has it ever worked????. Impeach him. He doesn’t know how to be president of our Beloved United States. I doubt he is able to be predident of anything.

  7. First ammendment issue, freedom of speech. People can use any words they want and say whatever they want, even if it offends someone. People are allowed to have their own opinions. Don’t be so sensitive to words. Old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but, names will never hurt me.” Grow up!

  8. Hey JOE, by any chance did you ever hear or READ the FIRST AMENMENT. Call PRESIDENT TRUMP, and ask him to explain it to YOU.

  9. How about “Criminal Aliens” or “Invading Aliens” .
    Or, “Free Loader Aliens”
    “Illegal Aliens” is a lawful term in the Law Books.

    The tax payers should refuse to do business or accept the “illegals” presence in the USA. Especially, if they can’t speak English.

  10. SNIFF & BLOW GOTTA GO! TIME TO DITCH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

    WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

    I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND a COMPLETE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION into the 2020 ELECTIONS and for the IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

    BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! And they both (BIDEN & HARRIS) have family members putting them both in a CONFLICT of interest position advertising and promoting their businesses and using their VP and POTUS both as an advertising self-interest, self-promoting position and it is ILLEGAL!

    Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

    Members of the House
    202-224-3841

    Members of the Senate
    202-224-3121

    TOLL FREE:
    866-272-6622

    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

    Please, don’t make an excuse not to make the calls, excuses as they say are like A-*****, we all got one!

  11. What Joe? They are “illegal aliens,” nobody can argue – it’s the truth.
    Or maybe, they are just like you who is an illegal President for stealing the election! I believe that, and nobody can change it.

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