Rep. Diane Black

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US Library of Congress in Washington, DC, August 2007.

Library of Congress Immigration Name Game: Political Correctness at Its Worst

On March 22, the world’s largest library announced that it would cancel the use of “illegal alien” and the broader term “alien” as bibliographical terms, writing in a three-page memo that the phrases are “pejorative” and “often misunderstood.” The Library of Congress explained that the terms will be swapped out for broader phrases such as “noncitizens.”