ICE ends use of 'alien' in references to child [illegal alien] immigrants

Article author: 
Chuck Ross
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
4 July 2014
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will no longer use the word “alien” in its references to illegal immigrant minors who have been apprehended without their parents at the U.S. border, according to an internal agency email.

The children have commonly been referred to as “unaccompanied alien children,” or “UACs.” With the new directive, laid out in a June 4 email, both terms will be dropped and replaced with “unaccompanied children.”

“This was briefed earlier today during he [sic] command and staff meeting,” reads the email, which was forwarded to reporters by the Center for Immigration Studies.

“It has been requested that in correspondence regarding unaccompanied [illegal alien] children, They [sic] not be referred to as UACs,” the email reads.

“The appropriate messaging on documents should be using the term: unaccompanied children” ...