Why Congress Should Eliminate the Term “Alien” from Federal Law

Why Congress Should Eliminate the Term “Alien” from Federal Law

October 27, 2015

Last week, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to remove derogatory language describing noncitizens as “aliens” from federal law. The bill, known as the Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act, eliminates the use of this terminology in U.S. code and federal agencies’ materials and documentation. If enacted, the CHANGE Act would […]

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