Action required - kill Orwellian CO bill HB 16-13

Alert date: 
14 April 2016
Alert body: 
Action required! Expires April 19, 2016.
In an Orwellian move, the Colorado House passed a bill on April 4 to eliminate the term "illegal alien" from the English language - at least in Colorado. Now the bill is in the Senate. 
Please contact your Colorado Senators to tell them to kill this nutty bill. Please tell your representatives how idiotic they were to pass this bill in the House.
What's next - eliminating "citizens"? Better yet, let's eliminate "taxpayers". Or even better, let's eliminate the "Colorado legislature". This could be the start of something big!
The bill is HB16-1396. Here is the bill summary:
The bill replaces references to "illegal alien" and "alien" in the Colorado Revised Statutes that relate to state laws and state programs with the term "undocumented immigrant" or other references, such as "foreign national", which indicate a person's immigration status... "undocumented immigrant" as a person who is not a U.S. citizen and who is residing in or is present in the United States without official documents that authorize the person to enter, live in, or work in the Uni ted States.
We all know that an immigrant is someone lawfully invited to live in America. Immigrants have documentation issued by the U.S. government. Illegal aliens have lots of identification, too - it's just that it is forged and stolen.
There is no such thing as an "undocumented immigrant" unless you live in an Orwellian society where "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
The terms "alien" and "illegal alien" are solidified in legal usage. The term "illegal alien" was coined by a Federal Appeals Court in 1950. 
The terminology is defined by U.S. Code - that is, U.S. law passed by Contgress. It is used by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Services, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. It has been used in in Presidential Executive Orders.
And it is used in Colorado law and legal definitions.
For lots of good information, see the new CAIRCO section: Terminology history and usage: alien and illegal alien.
And now Colorado wants to invalidate formal legal terminology used both at the federal and state levels? Are they planning on issuing a translation guide on the new Colorado-speak?
Bill HB16-1396 has been assigned to the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs committee. It is scheduled to be heard Monday, April 18, 1:30 pm, Senate Committee Room 356. 
Please contact your Colorado Senator to tell them to kill this highly inappropriate bill. While you are at it, please contact your Colorado Representative to tell them what a huge mistake the House made in passing this bill. 
Here is more information on how to contact specific committee members:
Ray Scott, Chair - District 7
Capitol Phone: 303-866-3077
Jerry Sonnenberg, Vice-Chair - District 1
Capitol Phone: 303-866-6360
Owen Hill - District 10
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2737
Matt Jones - District 17
Capitol Phone: 303-866-5291
Jessie Ulibarri - District 21
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4857
Staff Contact: Vanessa Conway
(303) 866-4753
Here is a list of Republicans who voted for the bill in the House. View all votes here.

House Assistant Minority Leader Polly Lawrence - Roxborough Park (HD 39)
House Minority Caucus Chair Lois Landgraf - Colorado Springs (HD 21)
Rep. J. Paul Brown - Ignacio (HD 59)
Rep. Kathleen Conti - Littleton (HD 38)
Rep. Don Coram - Montrose (HD 58)
Rep. Tim Dore - Elizabeth (HD 64)
Rep. Kevin Priola - Brighton (HD 56)
Rep. Bob Rankin - Carbondale (HD 57)
Rep. Kit Roupe - Colorado Springs (HD 17)
Rep. Lang Sias - Arvada (HD 27)
Rep. Dan Thurlow - Grand Junction (HD 55)
Rep. Cole Wist - Centennial (HD 37)