The Library of Congress just banned the term “illegal alien” from its lexicon, and Tennessee Republican Rep. Diane Black is trying to bring it back.
Last month, the library announced it would no longer use the term in subject headings within its materials, referring to it as pejorative. The term will be replaced with “noncitizens” and “unauthorized immigration.”
Black considers this another example of political correctness that has overtaken Washington. On Thursday, the congresswoman introduced a bill directing the library to continue using the term “illegal alien.”
“Hopefully this bill will give Washington the push needed to stop thinking up the most politically correct ways to describe illegal immigration and start thinking about solutions to address it,” Black said in a press release.