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Monday, July 31, 2017

Newspaper Cannot Understand The Use Of A Very Precise Term

Newspaper Hurt By Term 'Illegal Alien'

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SNOWFLAKE ALERT Chicago Newspaper Hurt By Term 'Illegal Alien'
Gage Skidmore

The Chicago Tribune is offended by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ use the term “illegal alien” when discussing
 sanctuary cities.

“In a democracy that values the rule of law, word choice is important, 
especially when those words come from voices of authority,” the Chicago 
Tribune wrote.

The Tribune is correct in what they said, but not in what they meant. Word 
choice is important, which is why the DOJ and the attorney general use the 
most legally accurate term when discussing illegal immigration and sanctuary

“Alien” is a term used by the federal government to designate a person in
 the United States from a foreign country. The Internal Revenue Service 
defines an alien as “an individual who is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.” 
The same document defines “immigrant,” “nonimmigrant,” and “illegal alien.”
 Their definition for illegal alien is “an alien who has entered the United States
 illegally and is deportable if apprehended or an alien who entered the United
 States legally but now has fallen ‘out of status’ and is deportable.”