The term “undocumented immigrant” is a very strange one. It makes it seem like we are referring to legal immigrants who can’t find their paperwork or had it lost in the mail. They don’t have documents because they were never given documents because they broke the law coming here.
During the Obama years, he made the DOJ use this dishonest PC term.
The Obama years are over and the DOJ is now reversing that decision and using a more appropriate term.
From The Daily Wire:
The Department of Justice has ordered the reversal of an unofficial Obama Administration-era policy referring to illegal immigrants as “undocumented migrants,” according to a new report in the Washington Times.
The report likely doesn’t represent any significant change in how the DOJ treats border jumpers, but it does singal that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ DOJ will be less accommodating to law-breakers — and less likely to view illegal immigration as merely a social problem rather than a crime wave.
According to the Times, the DOJ told attorneys last week that they must refer to illegal immigrants as “illegal aliens,” the term used in the U.S. Code. Attorneys can not replace “illegal” with “undocumented” so as to avoid stigmatizing border jumpers, a practice that has become popular in the pro-immigration movement.
This may seem like a small thing but it’s really a big deal.
Words matter and using the correct words in this situation is important.
We used the term illegal alien for decades in this country and it wasn’t a problem.
Props to the DOJ.