Residents of New York can now face up to $250,000 in fines if they use the term ‘illegal alien’ with an intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person, according to Fox News. “Hate has no place here,” read a tweet from the City of New York.
“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 tweet continued.
The announcement also stated that residents of New York could also face similar fines if they used similar language towards a lawful resident or citizen that they believed to be in the country illegally. “No man is an ‘alien,’” tweeted Rep. Ilham Omar (D-Minn) in his response to the importance of the term being abolished when referring to people.