The issued memo suggested that agents use words such as “non-citizen” or “immigrant”
Washington state-On Monday, employees of the two main Federal Migration Offices were instructed to stop referring to immigrants as “foreigners”. This is an old-fashioned English term that is usually translated as “foreigners” or “outsiders.” Many people think this is Offensive.
The memorandum issued by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recommends that agents use words such as “non-citizens” or “immigrants.” This change reflects the guidelines set by President Joe Biden. Overturned many strict anti-immigration policies formulated by former President Donald Trump.
The memorandum stated that CBP and ICE employees are not “illegal foreigners,” but a term that some government officials continue to use in press releases and other documents. Instead, immigrants should be referred to as “undocumented non-citizens” or “undocumented”. personal”.
Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller (Troy Miller) stated that the guidelines are essential for “setting the tone and role model” for agencies including the Border Patrol.
Miller said: “We maintain the dignity of everyone we interact with, while enforcing the laws of the country. The language we use is very important and will bring dignity to the detainees.”
Critics of the government rejected the new language guidelines.
Republican Senator Tom Cotton said: “We use the term “illegal aliens” because they are illegal here. “This weakness and obsession with political correctness is the reason for our crisis at the border in the first place. “
Just last Thursday, CBP issued a press release in the Texas office describing the border patrol operation in the Rio Grande Valley, which “resulted in the arrest of 10 illegal foreigners.”
However, a statement issued from California on Monday seemed to fit the content of the memo describing the rescue of a “missing undocumented non-citizen” near Ocotillo, California.
The language change comes as the federal government is striving to reach record levels of children and adolescents (mainly Central Americans) entering the country through the southern border.
The memo stated that under the new regulations, it will refer to “unaccompanied foreign children” as “unaccompanied non-citizen children” and also instruct employees to describe the “assimilation” of refugees and immigrants as “citizen integration”.
CBP expelled most adult immigrants who tried to enter the country under a public health order issued at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Biden administration allows unaccompanied minors and some families to stay at least temporarily, while the authorities decide whether they can stay through the asylum procedure or some other legal category.
Biden administration officials attribute the increase in the number of immigrants at the Mexican border to a variety of factors, including the recent two hurricanes hit Central America and the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.
Critics accuse the government of taking action to reverse some of the hundreds of measures taken to curb legal and illegal immigration during Trump’s tenure, and support a proposal to allow people already living in the country to stay.