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Nyc Council Votes To Ban The Terms ‘Alien’ And ‘Illegal Immigrant’ On Official Docs



New York City officials and law enforcement will no longer be able to use the terms “alien” and “illegal immigrant” to refer to undocumented immigrants.

The NYC Council voted Thursday to ban the “dehumanizing and offensive” words in local laws, rules and documents, said Speaker Corey Johnson. The term that officials will use going forward will be “noncitizen.”

“These words are outdated and loaded words used to dehumanize the people they describe. It’s time to retire them,” Council Member Francisco Moya said ahead of the vot… (Read more)


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