This is the inevitable outcome of treating illegal migrants like a designated victim group.
If being illegally in the United States makes you a member of a persecuted class, and enforcing immigration law is discrimination, then the next step is to ban reporting illegal aliens or even calling them that. In under a decade, the term illegal alien has been banned by the media. Now, New York City, whose lefty government makes San Francisco look like Japan, is going the next mile with a ban.
It’s now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an “illegal alien” when motivated by hate.
The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.
“‘Alien’ — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,’” reads one passage of the memo. “The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”
How do you prove someone’s intent?
If you’re unfriendly to illegal aliens, that’s hateful. If you’re doing anything other than reading legal codes, it must be hate.
Reporting illegal aliens to federal law enforcement will get you fined in a number of states already. Treating the term “illegal alien” as illegal takes us to the next level in the lefty Ministry of Truth.
Calling things what they are is now a crime. The naked emperor must always seem to be wearing pants.