Texas Democrat Congressman Joaquin Castro from San Antonio introduced legislation Tuesday that would remove derogatory terms for immigrants from the federal government’s lexicon. He has introduced the “Correcting Alienating Names in Government Act,” or CHANGE Act, that will eliminate the words “alien” and “illegal alien” from the nation’s governing federal immigration law and other government texts, and replace the terms with “foreign national” and “undocumented foreign national”, respectively.
Castro says. “Words matter. It’s vital that we respect the dignity of immigrants fleeing violence and prosecution in our language. The words ‘alien’ and ‘illegal alien’ work to demonize and dehumanize the migrant community. They should have no place in our government’s description of human beings.”
His brother, Democrat presidential candidate Julian Castro is advocating for the “decriminalization” of illegal immigration altogether which would create an open and uncontrolled border. Julian is also advocating for free health care for illegal aliens.
Ironically, a few weeks ago Rep. Castro introduced legislation to stop President Trump from declaring the border a crisis and releasing funds. Now, Joaquin is concerned about the “dignity of migrants,” but not much about the safety and security of American citizens.
For the Castro twins, it’s illegal aliens and the world first, and America later. That’s not surprising since they were raised by mother who supported a “Chicano revolution” against the “gringos.”
Castro says that “words matter.” What part of the word ILLEGAL doesn’t he understand?