New York City’s mayor and failed Presidential candidate Bill DeBlasio has just made it a crime to utter the phrase “illegal alien” in the city.
The City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights issued the edict in a special 29-page directive.
According to the decree: “The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ could now result in a $250,000 fine.
The speech cops in New York claim the rule will only impact speech which is deemed “hateful”.
However, as you can see, the term “illegal alien” is the legally correct term for anyone who enters the U.S. illegally:
An illegal alien…is any alien (1) whose most recent entry into the United States was without inspection, or (2) whose most recent admission to the United States was as a nonimmigrant and—(A) whose period of authorized stay as a nonimmigrant expired, or (B) whose unlawful status was known to the Government, before the date of the commission of the crime for which the alien is convicted.
—United States Code, Title 8, §1365(b)
Will New York City try to convict a lawyer who cites the U.S. legal code?
What do you think about this latest attempt to regulate speech by New York City.