NYC Commission Threatens $250,000 Fine for Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’

The NYC commission on human rights has criminalised calling an illegal alien an illegal alien, even if they are an illegal alien. You could end up paying a $250,000 fine for the violation. And for crying out loud, don’t call ICE on anyone, that’s also against the law in New York City.

NYC Commission
Screenshot Times Square – File.

“Threatening to call ICE when motivated by discrimination, derogatory use of the term ‘illegal alien,’ and discrimination based on limited English proficiency are unlawful discriminatory treatment under the NYC Human Rights Law…The NYC Commission on Human Rights … defines discrimination on the basis of perceived or actual immigration status and national origin under the New York City Human Rights Law in public accommodation, employment, and housing.”

Attempting to legislate speech or terms used by a person is not workable. Particularly when the term “illegal alien” is the legal wording used in the federal code.

So if a landlord calls ICE on a tenant when they ARE an illegal alien and the federal code says so…now what? New York being a “sanctuary city” is becoming quite complicated. Law-abiding residents are now criminals if they say anything or do anything about someone they believe to be illegal. Why assume it’s hate to call authorities?

They tried this once before recently by enacting a rule that also carries a $250G fine…using pronouns that are not what the person wants when you talk to them.

“In the face of increasingly hostile national rhetoric, we will do everything in our power to make sure our treasured immigrant communities are able to live with dignity and respect, free of harassment and bias.” Carmelyn Malalis, NYC Commission on Human Rights to the NY Post

Not everyone is happy about this in the Big Apple. The “Human Rights Commission” reportedly has a history of censoring speech they do not like. (Fox)

So much for free speech.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. She has been writing at Conservative Firing Line since 2013 as well. She is also a published author.

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