City bans calling someone an ‘illegal alien’ out of hate

  
Via:  1stwarrior  •  8 months ago  •  12 comments

City bans calling someone an ‘illegal alien’ out of hate

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It’s now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an “illegal alien” when motivated by hate.

The restrictions   — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense —  are  outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.

“‘Alien’   — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,'” reads one passage of the memo. “The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”

The directive goes on to list several examples of acts and comments that would run afoul of the restrictions, including harassing people over their accents or grasp of English, or wielding the threat of a call to Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a tool of hate.

“A hotel prohibits its housekeepers from speaking Spanish while cleaning because it would ‘offend’ hotel guests or make them uncomfortable,” reads one hypothetical.

“An Indian immigrant family complains to their landlord about mold and cockroaches in their unit. The landlord tells them to ‘just deal with it’ and threatens to call ICE if they file a complaint in housing court,” reads another.

“A store owner tells two friends who are speaking Thai while shopping in his store to ‘speak English’ and ‘go back to your country,’ ” reads a third.

The Commission on Human Rights made clear that the directive is, at least in part, a rebuke of   federal crackdowns on illegal immigration .

“In the face of increasingly hostile national rhetoric, we will do everything in our power to make sure our treasured immigrant communities are able to live with dignity and respect, free of harassment and bias,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the agency’s commissioner.

The directive comes months after Mayor Bill de Blasio vocally   opposed coordinated raids by ICE   on the city’s immigrant communities.

Meanwhile on Thursday, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs announced a joint $1 million investment with the state to guarantee legal services to immigrants facing imminent deportation.


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1stwarrior
1  seeder  1stwarrior    8 months ago

The Commission on Human Rights made clear that the directive is, at least in part, a rebuke of    federal crackdowns on illegal immigration  .

“In the face of increasingly hostile national rhetoric, we will do everything in our power to make sure our treasured immigrant communities are able to live with dignity and respect, free of harassment and bias,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the agency’s commissioner.

Sorry Carmelyn, but FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES "our treasured immigrant communities" to be LEGAL immigrants - NOT ILLEGAL ALIENS.

If you have a problem with Federal Laws, you don't need to be the "commissioner", making decisions which effect the vast majority of your city's population.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  1stwarrior @1    8 months ago

Saw the title of the article and knew it had to be either New York or San Francisco, the progressive leftist liberal snowflake capitals of the East and West coasts. They were the ones most likely to come up with something that ridiculous and way out there!

 
 
 
It Is ME
2  It Is ME    8 months ago

"Legislating" words, how they are used, and Thought !

Gotta love Living in "Oceania" ! jrSmiley_24_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  It Is ME @2    8 months ago

Just another reason I am so glad I live in the middle of the Sonora Desert on the AZ border. People like Di Blasio and his mindless minions would never be tolerated here!

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1    8 months ago

Nor here, where I live !

 
 
 
Krishna
3  Krishna    8 months ago

City Bans Calling Someone An ‘Illegal Alien’ Out Of Hate

So then its Ok if you call someone an "illegal alien" but do it in a loving way?

 
 
 
Krishna
4  Krishna    8 months ago

Some people hate illegal aliens and fear them. 

But OTOH, some actually have warm feelings toward them, and welcome them!

320

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
5  The Magic Eight Ball    8 months ago

will never make it past any legal challenges

free speech, look it up.

 
 
 
Tacos!
6  Tacos!    8 months ago

How high do you have to be to pass a law this blatantly unconstitutional? I thought recreational marijuana was still illegal in New York. What are they smoking?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
7  Jeremy Retired in NC    8 months ago

This really doesn't surprise me.  NYC a Democrat, run city trying to censor it's people.  So much for the 1A.

On a side note, I don't use the term "Illegal alien" out of hate.  I use it as a summary of FACT.

 
 
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