California Replaces The Word “Alien” From Its Laws

California Replaces The Word “Alien” From Its Laws

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 07: California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a "Vote No" get out the vote tour campaign stop at Mission Language and Vocational School on September 07, 2021 in San Francisco, California. With seven days to go until the California recall election, California Gov. Gavin Newsom continues to campaign throughout the state. U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will be joining Gov. Newsom at a campaign event in the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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”

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