Liberals have been trying for years to purge the English language of the term “illegal alien.” They have tried “undocumented immigrant” then when straight to simply “immigrant” and even attempted “new American.” It looks like that hard work has paid off because “illegal alien” is now considered a racial slur, which is ridiculous as it sounds.
“Illegal alien” is a perfectly acceptable and appropriate term for someone who is present in the country without authorization. “Alien” refers to that person being a citizen of a country other than America and “illegal” is because he or she is breaking the law. It’s also the official US government term for some who is present in the US without legal permission and makes no distinction about race, ethnicity, or country of origin. It’s an accurate way to describe a specific type of lawbreaker. It has taken on negative connotations because illegal aliens are generally shit people.
The liberal effort to PC “illegal alien” looks like it has finally paid off. Exhibit “A” is this story from WTTG in Washington DC:
Police are investigating a possible hate crime after they say a man armed with a knife told another man he did not like illegal immigrants before attempting to attack him Tuesday night in Northwest, D.C.
According to the police report, the victim was approached by a man who began making gestures toward him while saying he didn’t like illegal immigrants. When the victim told the man he was not an illegal immigrant, police say the suspect told him to shut up and said, “I don’t like you and I am going to kill you.”
I am assuming that the news has softened the language of the alleged crime from “illegal alien” to “illegal immigrant” but it doesn’t really matter. The point is that DC police are investigating this as a hate crime because the attacker said he didn’t like illegal aliens. The man with the knife didn’t use any racial slurs, he just said he doesn’t like illegals. That means that the DC police considers “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” to be a hateful term and/or a racial slur. Otherwise this is just an attempted assault, but they consider it a hate crime.
Exhibit “B” is that Google no longer returns news results for an “illegal alien” search. What I do when I’m looking for stories to write about is search words and terms like “Black Lives Matter” or “hate crime” and sometimes even “illegal alien.” I type in the phrase, hit news, and then sort it by date. I’ve been doing this for years, but yesterday this is what I get when searching “illegal alien:
As you can see, “illegal alien” no longer returns any search results. I’m guessing that Google, in all of its liberal wisdom, is doing their part to get rid of this normal acceptable term. What other explanation could their be?
Every other thing that I search in news and sort by date still works, just not “illegal alien.” “Illegal immigrant” yields search results, but not “illegal alien.”
Okay, so DC police consider saying “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” the basis for a hate crime investigation and Google won’t let us search “illegal alien.” Like I said, “illegal alien” is now officially a racial slur. Guess what? “Illegal immigrant” and “undocumented immigrant” will take on negative connotations too, and liberals won’t let us use those terms either.