According to a new report from Axios, the Biden administration is urging officials to use more “inclusive” terms to describe immigration.
These include not using the term “illegal alien” and using “noncitizen” instead.
Per Axios “according to an email sent Tuesday to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials, reviewed by Axios, acting director Tracy Renaud recently signed a memo encouraging the “more inclusive language in the agency’s outreach efforts, internal documents and in overall communication with stakeholders, partners and the general public.”
Senator Tom Cotton mocked the report, tweeting:
They’re undocumented because they’re illegal!
They're undocumented because they're illegal!https://t.co/gq991Q8O1s
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) February 17, 2021
SCOOP: The Biden administration is urging officials to use more inclusive terms for immigrants, including replacing the word "alien" with "noncitizen." The new terms point to President Biden's more welcoming immigration stance overall.https://t.co/cW5eVvZh14
— Axios (@axios) February 16, 2021