In a victory against political correctness, the House voted to order the Library of Congress to continue referring to “illegal aliens” rather than change the designation to “noncitizen.”
The party line vote had Democrats fuming, claiming the term was “pejorative” and that liberal doublespeak can never be repealed once it’s in use.
Well…that’s not exactly what one Democrat said. Texas Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro told the House, “The words ‘illegal alien’ will be retired. This will change, whether it’s now or six months from now or 10 years from now.” …
The issue is not about deportation or the wall. The issue is that words matter. Meaning matters. Context matters. “Illegal alien” perfectly describes who border jumpers are. It is codified in the law. Illegals are not “undocumented.” They are “illegal.”