Biden Immigration Bill Changes ‘Alien’ To ‘Noncitizen’ As Part Of Overhaul


President Biden’s immigration bill would change “alien” to “noncitizen” in U. S. law — the latest move in the fight over language related to immigration and immigrants.

Biden’s administration is unveiling the U. S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which would include a number of radical measures such as an eight-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and immediate green cards for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.

While the text of the bill has not yet been released, a fact sheet put out by the Biden transition team before the inauguration said that the bill would remove the word “alien” from immigration laws and replace it with “noncitizen.”

The fact sheet said the move “recognizes America as a nation of immigrants.”

Immigration activists and lawmakers have long battled over language related to immigration. Many now refer not to illegal immigrants but “undocume… (Read more)

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