The Biden administration’s lengthy omnibus immigration invoice, displayed on the primary full day of his presidency, begins with a full-scale assault on the English language.
As my colleague Jessica Vaughan has reported, the president has “abolished the use of the word ‘alien'”.
The phrase substitution is an try and distort the dialog concerning the 11 million unlawful aliens within the nation, fuzzing issues by dropping the phrase “alien” for the blander, vaguer time period “noncitizen”.
If we use a comforting time period like noncitizen, perhaps we can’t fear an excessive amount of concerning the devastating affect unlawful aliens have on our society, notably on probably the most susceptible members of it, those who lose jobs to the illegals, and people on our welfare methods.
The downside is that the time period “noncitizen” covers a mess of statuses, together with:
- Illegal aliens;
- Legal nonimmigrants (reminiscent of out of the country college students, vacationers, and staff);
- Those in Temporary Protected Status;
- Conditional everlasting resident aliens reminiscent of these within the immigrant investor (EB-5) program and new spouses of residents and inexperienced card holders; and
- Permanent resident aliens (these with inexperienced playing cards).
Blurring all of those statuses collectively is a deliberate, unhealthy public coverage.
For years, if not many years, the Left has been intentionally blurring migration statuses, utilizing the time period “immigrants” to cowl all method of aliens on this nation.
Now the Biden administration is doing the identical factor for a similar motive: to lull us into passivity.