Lawmakers in at least seven states considered eliminating use of "alien" and "illegal" in state statutes. Only two states, California and Colorado, actually made the change.
Immigrants and immigrant-rights groups say the term “alien,” especially when combined with “illegal,” is dehumanizing.
According to an analysis by The Associated Press, at least 18 states refer to immigrants as "alien" or "illegal" in state ...
The Democratic lawmaker sought to retire the term and this year authored a bill — since signed into law — that replaces the ...
“I want other children of immigrants, like me, to not feel the same way I did, that my family did, when we saw the word ‘alien’,” said Rivas, now an assemblywoman in the California Legislatur ...
Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother’s residency card as a child: “alien.” In the stark terms of the government, ...
At least seven statehouses have considered or left pending legislation this year to replace the term “illegal,” “alien,” or both from state laws referencing immigrants. Dardon knows from ...