Texas Democrat says he will continue to use term ‘illegal alien’ despite Biden’s ban

The Biden administration has ordered federal law enforcement officials to stop using the terms “illegal alien” and “assimilation.” The ordered change in language was laid out in a series of memos from top officials in the Department of Homeland Security to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Customs and Border Protection on Monday, The Washington Post reported.

While the move is likely to be welcomed by many on the left, at least one Democrat made clear that he isn’t on board.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), the vice chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, pointed out that the word “alien” appears in federal law.

“Will continue to be using the word”

“I can understand some people are trying to be a little bit more politically correct, but if you look at what the statutes say, they do use the word ‘alien,'” Cuellar told reporters Monday, the Washington Examiner reported.

He continued, “That’s what the statute does, so until the statute changes, some of us will continue to be using the word ‘alien’ on that.”

“I don’t think the statute is going to be changed, but I can understand that thinking of some folks,” Cuellar stressed.

“That is the word that’s in the statute until we change that,” he added.

Cuellar has criticized Biden in the past on immigration

This is not the first time the Texas lawmaker, whose district is on the southern border, has voiced disagreement with the Biden administration on the issue of border security and immigration.

During a March appearance on Fox News, Cuellar said that detention facilities were ill-prepared to handle the flood of child migrants that have come this year.

“Keep in mind this is a Border Patrol facility,” Cuellar said of a center that he had visited. “They’re not equipped to handle young people and families. They were set up to handle adults.”

The congressman also took issue with Biden’s failure to personally tour the area, saying, “Any president should come down [and] really spend time with border communities.”

“You know, the president sent a delegation and a bunch of folks from the White House. They didn’t talk to anybody, not even members of Congress down here,” he said.

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  1. I am a legal immigrant, now a proud American citizen in my opinion the term illegal alien is the proper description. They are law breakers you cannot soft soap it.

    1. Thank you John for becoming an American citizen the right way. I don’t think anyone is against folks coming to America for a betterment of life but there is a Right way to do it as in all walks of life, some folks just like to break the law then get their panties in a wad when they get caught. I would think it would have more meaning to do it the right way. Bless you

    2. I lived in New Mexico for years and I follow what you are saying . Some native and imported Hispanics don’t feel the people who live here and are tax paying citizens should have to pay for housing food , medical and other things for these people . The politicians that talk about how bad these people have it here should move closer to the border as a wake up call .

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  3. The word alien as being used in this context means they are not from here, this country. Not being used as not from this world, Earth. Pick up a dictionary and learn the word. Same goes for the word, illegal. Learn what it means.

  4. They are illegal aliens. They have forced their way into another country, USA, avoiding all the protocols for requesting citizenship. Just jump over the fence and take what you want. If the idiot Biden does not get this, I am not surprized. He seems completely out to lunch.

  5. Agree with all posts! You can change terminology all you want, the fact still remains, they are here ILLEGALLY! They are criminals, they are breaking our laws, invading our country! What does joebama not understand about that? I will continue to call them illegal aliens because they are!!!!

  6. Who are these Dictators? This is a free country as it is right now, and we can say anything we want to say. These tolerant Democrats in the Biden Administration are racists and that’s where the racism is coming from. They are turning our country into a Marxist State and if you can’t see that you’re part of the problem. God help us all who give a damn about our country and love our Constitution.

  7. The so-called President cannot go down to inspect the border crises, but can call George Floyd’s family and pray for the “right verdict.” So wrong — All these precious children who are being raped, robbed, kidnapped, starving, do not receive any attention from him or his VP idiot, but a dead man who died on speed gets a call to his family. This is so wrong. Biden isn’t interested in these children because they will still be too young to vote in 2022 and 2024. Someone must be putting something in his Wheaties.

  8. Our entire government is compromised now all forms of law gop fbi cia all refused to look at the election fraud proof because they are all part of it trump won by way more than anyone could believe very few actual people voted for Biden he lost pathetically this is a corrupt administration there is proof absolute proof of the China Biden interference trough dominion servers its being exposed now Democrat’s are finished jail won’t be enough we all need to join militia it’s time
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  9. 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!

  10. Biden’s doing exactly what his handlers want him to do, stupid ideas that are endangering our Planet, Jobs, Children, and Our Livelihoods. Trump WARNED of this impending doom but did these hard headed Christians listen NO so now all everyone does is cry and whine. These Democrats are SPEWING, CRYING, and YELLING mean and dangerous accusations of torture on White people as well as the Policemen & Policewomen who do their dangerous job everyday. We need to think about impeaching these people who ARE putting us in danger. They did Trump, why are they so much better when they have put us all in harms way.

  11. “Illegal aliens” is just the appropriate name for them coz, they came to US illegally, period!
    I too came as a LEGAL immigrant, and came not to be fed by tax dollars, but worked for my subsistence, and that’s what made me eligible to migrate to US, I had some skill to offer for the country. FAIR IS FAIR! Everyone should do it that way.

  12. Looks like we could use some more like Cuellar to renege on Beijing Biden and his crack pot crew of revisionist…..I don’t think these word changes are going to appear in the Webster Dictionary soon but Joe will disappear much sooner than expected…..

  13. I have been using the term “illegal alien” for at least 30 years and will continue to do so. Having been raised in Arizona I have seen what is happening to my state with the invasion over the years, some areas we Americans can’t go because it’s to dangerous because of the invasion.

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