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Biden to Force Judges to Stop Using the Word ‘Alien’ in Immigration Courts

The Biden administration is set to require immigration judges and others in the immigration system to stop using the word “alien.”

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The Biden administration is set to require immigration judges and others in the immigration system to stop using the word “alien” to describe illegals.

The administration is set to alter the terminology used to refer to “aliens,” and the imposition of those changes on the nation’s 539 immigration judges (IJs). It is a problematic move, because their job is to apply the law, and the main word they are now all-but forbidden to use — “alien” — is the law, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

On July 23, Jean King, Acting Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued Policy Memorandum (PM) 21-27. It “directs EOIR staff, including adjudicators, to use language that is ‘consistent with our character as a Nation of opportunity and of welcome.’”

In lieu of the word “alien”, adjudicators must now use “respondent, applicant, petitioner, beneficiary, migrant, noncitizen, or non-U.S. citizen”. Adjudicators can no longer use the phrase “undocumented alien or illegal alien”; instead, those folks are now “undocumented noncitizens, undocumented non-U.S. citizens, or undocumented individuals”.

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None of these changes has any basis in law. “Noncitizen” is not a word, at least not in a legal sense, because it includes “aliens” and non-citizen “nationals”.

The bigger issue, however, is that when it comes to the INA, the now-banned word “alien” is the law. King admitted this fact, circuitously, when she granted adjudicators forbearance to use the term “when quoting a statute, regulation, legal opinion, court order, or settlement agreement”. Congress conveys its intentions in the law by using specific words, and it is incumbent on adjudicators to assess those intentions by using those words.

Each and every word in the INA has meaning, and it is the job of IJs and BIA members to assess the meaning of any word by using it, and using it correctly. Now, an unelected bureaucrat is telling IJs how they are supposed to speak. That is just one small step removed from telling them how to rule, and PM 21-27 signals to them which way decisions are supposed to go. Here’s a hint: Ordering an alien removed denies that alien “opportunities” in the United States and is not “welcoming” in the least.

Up to this point, the Biden administration’s adventures in Newspeak have just been posturing. Now that it has started changing the meaning of words for legal purposes, it has crossed a line that portends much worse.

King should be spending more time getting courts open and cases completed, and less time worrying about how judges refer to aliens. She is failing on the first count, and her efforts on the second set a dangerous precedent — for both judicial independence and the rule of law.

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Fox News: More Than 600K Illegal Immigrants Have Been Released by Biden Admin

According to a Fox News report, the Biden admin. has released more than 600,000 illegal aliens into the U.S. since he took office.

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According to a Fox News report, the Biden admin. has released more than 600,000 illegal aliens into the U.S. since he took office.

For a comparison, it appears that Joe Biden has released more illegals than the population of two U.S. states. Wyoming only has 578,759 citizens, and Vermont has 623,989.

Last week, Sen. Ron Jonson said that Biden’s administration is flat out lying about the numbers of illegals that are streaming into the U.S. Johnson said that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas lied about how many of the 1.3 million illegals that have streamed across the border since January have been deported back to their home countries.

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”You know, I gave him questions for the record, which he didn’t respond to. And so, you’re coming into hearings yesterday in the Senate, today in the House, you’ve got to know that you’re going to be asked that question,” Johnson told Newsmax on Sept. 22. ”How could you not come prepared with that basic information?”

”They know the number,” Johnson added. ”They don’t want the American people [to] know the number, because the American people would be shocked. During his last appearance, I just did the back of an envelope count, calculation. I figured, probably about 600,000 people will be dispersed all over this country this year.”

”And again, that’s while they still have the Title 42 powers in place to return a lot of those individuals. So, 600,000 people. That’s a number larger than the population of Wyoming. And so they don’t want people to know that because there’s still denying that this is a crisis,” the Sen. said.

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According to a Fox News report, the Biden admin. has released more than 600,000 illegal aliens into the U.S. since he took office. For a comparison, it appears that Joe Biden has released more illegals than the population of two U.S. states. Wyoming only has 578,759 citizens, and Vermont has 623,989. https://youtu.be/CqiYj6VeX8U Last week, Sen. Ron Jonson said that Biden’s administration is flat out lying about the numbers of illegals that are streaming into the U.S. Johnson said that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas lied about how many of the 1.3 million illegals that have streamed across the border since January have been deported back to their home countries. ”You know, I gave him questions for the record, which he didn’t respond to. And so, you’re coming into hearings yesterday in the Senate, today in the House, you’ve got to know that you’re going to be asked that question,” Johnson told Newsmax on Sept. 22. ”How could you not come prepared with that basic information?” ”They know the number,” Johnson added. ”They don’t want the American people [to] know the number, because the American people would be shocked. During his last appearance, I just did the back of an envelope count, calculation. I figured, probably about 600,000 people will be dispersed all over this country this year.” ”And again, that’s while they still have the Title 42 powers in place to return a lot of those individuals. So, 600,000 people. That’s a number larger than the population of Wyoming. And so they don’t want people to know that because there’s still denying that this is a crisis,” the Sen. said. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Joe Biden Claims ‘Trillionaires’ Aren’t Paying Enough Taxes, But there Are No U.S. Trillionaires

Joe Biden attacked American “trillionaires” on Friday even though there aren’t any U.S. trillionaires in the first place.

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Joe Biden attacked American “trillionaires” on Friday who he says aren’t paying enough taxes, but — fact check, Joe — there aren’t any U.S. trillionaires in the first place.

“I’m running to change the dynamic of how the economy grows,” Biden said during a presser. “I’m tired of trickle-down. Trillionaires and billionaires are doing very, very well. You all report it.”

It is also unclear what Joe thinks he’s “running” for, unless he has forgotten that he has been crowed president of the United States.

Aside from that, though, even America’s richest person, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, is a mere multi-billionaire with a net worth of $177 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

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Per Breitbart News:

The president spoke about raising taxes on the wealthy after an event promoting coronavirus vaccine booster shots at the White House.

He claimed his policies for a permanent childcare tax credit were not costing the government any money.

“It’s not,” Biden said. “It’s reducing taxes, reducing taxes, not increasing taxes.”

He again pressed the issue of taxes as a moral issue, noting corporations were not paying enough.

“I just think it’s about just paying your fair share,’ he said, adding that it was “just wrong.”

Apparently, Biden doesn’t know who earns what in the U.S. Indeed, his plan would be just another broken campaign promise because it raises taxes on people making under $400,000 a year, something he said he would not do.

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Joe Biden attacked American “trillionaires” on Friday who he says aren’t paying enough taxes, but — fact check, Joe — there aren’t any U.S. trillionaires in the first place. “I’m running to change the dynamic of how the economy grows,” Biden said during a presser. “I’m tired of trickle-down. Trillionaires and billionaires are doing very, very well. You all report it.” It is also unclear what Joe thinks he’s “running” for, unless he has forgotten that he has been crowed president of the United States. Aside from that, though, even America’s richest person, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, is a mere multi-billionaire with a net worth of $177 billion, according to Forbes magazine. Per Breitbart News: The president spoke about raising taxes on the wealthy after an event promoting coronavirus vaccine booster shots at the White House. He claimed his policies for a permanent childcare tax credit were not costing the government any money. “It’s not,” Biden said. “It’s reducing taxes, reducing taxes, not increasing taxes.” He again pressed the issue of taxes as a moral issue, noting corporations were not paying enough. “I just think it’s about just paying your fair share,’ he said, adding that it was “just wrong.” Apparently, Biden doesn’t know who earns what in the U.S. Indeed, his plan would be just another broken campaign promise because it raises taxes on people making under $400,000 a year, something he said he would not do. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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