California Replaces The Word “Alien” From Its Laws

California Replaces The Word “Alien” From Its Laws

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Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law this past Friday, banned the word “Alien” from California’s state code. This means the word “Alien” will be removed from all state laws. 

Newsom said, “By changing the term, we are ensuring California’s laws reflect our state’s value.”

Esto viene en un tiempo necesario. En un artículo publicado por “Statista”, la mayoría de los residentes en California son Latinos, en total hay 15.57 millónes de residents latinos. 

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas said, “[Alien] has become weaponized and has been used in place of explicitly racial slurs to dehumanize immigrants.”  

The word will be replaced with terms like “immigrant” or “noncitizen”