Fed agencies must now use ‘inclusive’ language for border crossers – no more ‘illegal’ or ‘alien’
Immigration officials have been directed to use new, “inclusive” terminology to describe people who illegally cross the U.S. border seeking to establish new homes. Among the mandates is that border-crossers can no longer be described as “alien” or “illegal.”
The direction came in the form of a memo Monday from Troy Miller, senior official performing the duties of the commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. A source with direct knowledge of the memo confirmed its authenticity to Just the News.
“This memorandum establishes updated language and aligns our communication practices with the Biden Administration’s guidance regarding immigration terminology,” Miller wrote in the memo to agency officials. “In response to the vision set by the Administration, CBP will ensure agency communications use the preferred terminology and inclusive language as outlined below.”