In February the Biden Administration began the process of stopping government agencies from using dehumanizing terms when talking about immigrants (see QUOTE OF THE DAY: BIDEN ADMINISTRATION STOPS USING TERM “ILLEGAL ALIEN”).

They expanded that effort today.

You can read more at The Washington Post story, ICE, CBP to stop using ‘illegal alien’ and ‘assimilation’ under new Biden administration order.

Yes, more extensive action is needed to support immigrants (including raising the refugee cap, finding a permanent solution to support DREAMERS, and developing a path to citizenship for millions of other undocumented residents).

However, words influence how people are treated and viewed, so this rewording action is still welcome.