New York Bans Term, “Illegal Immigrant” and Imposes 250k Fine for “Hate”
New York City has imposed a new regulation that has banned use of the term, ‘illegal alien’ and imposes up to a 250k fine for anyone who threatens to call immigration enforcement on an illegal alien if it’s suspected they’re doing it out of “hate.”
In other words, New York has made it illegal to call law enforcement and has made it illegal to accuse someone of being illegal.
[LifeZette]The city, run by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who recently dropped out of the 2020 Democrat presidential primary race, passed a new law this week that says you may not “threaten someone” with a call to immigration authorities, even if they are here unlawfully — or refer to them as an “illegal alien” if the use of that term is motivated by hate.
City Hall released a 29-page outline of the new directive, explaining that “alien” is a term that may dehumanize “immigrants” — and that the use of “certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons, constitutes discrimination,” as The New York Post explained.
Violations of this new law are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — and all are outlined in a new directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.
“‘Alien’ — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,’” reads one part of the memo.
“The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”
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[Editor’s Note: This post – except for its introduction – was first posted at LifeZette. Title changed by P&P]