Our good friends at the Center for Immigration Studies (check them out on Twitter) tweeted out a complaint about how Twitter censors the use of the term “illegal alien”. Brit Hume shot back at Twitter with a “knock it off’ type of retweet:
C’mon Twitter. This is just silly. The phrase is written into law. https://t.co/7kstGlN5Vd
— Brit Hume (@brithume) September 12, 2018
Yes, the phrase was used up until the left hijacked it to change it to illegal immigrant, undocumented citizen and many other pc terms. Changing the narrative is what the left does best:
HERITAGE reports in July of this year:
According to FAIR:
Usage of “undocumented immigrant” first appeared in publishing no later than 1967, soon after the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 became law. However, former President Jimmy Carter helped popularize the term in the late 1970s when his administration ordered immigration employees to use “undocumented immigrant” instead of “illegal alien.”The New York Times also began using the term around the same time.
Arthur Milikh, associate director of The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, articulated the pro-amnesty lobby’s goal best in a 2017 report about bias in the press. “Whatever one’s view of immigration policy might be, the press, by relentlessly calling ‘illegal aliens’ ‘undocumented immigrants’ for years, has subtly altered public sympathies against would-be enforcers of the law,” he wrote.”
Here’s what CIS had to say about the term “illegal alien”:
1/ Twitter is not allowing us to promote any tweets including the phrase “illegal alien(s)”, citing it as Hateful Content. However, the phrase “illegal aliens” has been used in both federal law and by the Supreme Court.
2/ From Arizona v. United States (2012): “There is no reason Arizona cannot make it a state crime for a removable alien (or any illegal alien, for that matter) to remain present in Arizona.