Hochul signs bill replacing “alien” with “non-citizen” in New York law

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation replacing the word “alien” in state statutes with the politically correct term “non-citizen,” proposed by Democratic lawmakers.

“New York will both conform to the language expected in federal law and demonstrate respect and humanity toward its immigrant population,” reads a legal memo accompanying the bill.

The wording of the legislation states that legislative changes affecting cannabis, parks, public health, jobs, public authorities, real estate, economic development, and a whole host of other issues go into effect immediately.

This includes eliminating “illegal aliens” in favor of “undocumented non-citizens”.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Maritza Davila (D-Brooklyn) and Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens), passed both houses last spring with a large bipartisan majority.

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation that will change the term of office "extraterrestrial" to "non-citizen" in state laws.
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill that will change the term “alien” in state statutes to “noncitizen.”
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As the bill sailed through the legislature, similar legislation to update the state’s use of the term “incarcerated persons” drew controversy from conservatives, who said lawmakers and the governor should focus on challenges other than replacing the outdated language .

Another “awakened” criminal 1st bill supported by our governor instead of doing her job protecting the public from rampant crime,” Sen. Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) tweeted in August.

The law was sponsored by state senator Jessica Ramos.

The law was sponsored by state senator Jessica Ramos.


Rep. Maritza Davila also backed the law, which passed last spring with bipartisan support.

Rep. Maritza Davila also backed the law, which passed last spring with bipartisan support.


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