Biden directs DHS to stop using dehumanizing term alien to refer to immigrants and asylum seekers

Biden directs DHS to stop using dehumanizing term to refer to immigrants and asylum seekers

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The Biden administration has reportedly directed homeland security officials to stop using the terms “alien” and “illegal alien” when referring to immigrants and asylum seekers— terms immigrant rights advocates have long called out for being dehumanizing and racist.

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