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New York City Criminalizes the Phrase “Illegal Alien”

New York City is attempting to criminalize using the phrase “illegal alien” in a new vaguely worded, reaching and anti-First Amendment municipal law.

A new 29-page order released by the city’s Commission on Human Rights specifies fines of $250,000 per offense for using the phrase in a manner deemed to be “hateful” by city bureaucrats.

“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.’ 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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