NYC bans calling someone an illegal alien out of hate

From NY Post: It’s now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an “illegal alien” when motivated by hate.

The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.

‘Alien’ — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,’” reads one passage of the memo. “The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”

The directive goes on to list several examples of acts and comments that would run afoul of the restrictions, including harassing people over their accents or grasp of English, or wielding the threat of a call to Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a tool of hate.

“A hotel prohibits its housekeepers from speaking Spanish while cleaning because it would ‘offend’ hotel guests or make them uncomfortable,” reads one hypothetical.

“An Indian immigrant family complains to their landlord about mold and cockroaches in their unit. The landlord tells them to ‘just deal with it’ and threatens to call ICE if they file a complaint in housing court,” reads another.

“A store owner tells two friends who are speaking Thai while shopping in his store to ‘speak English’ and ‘go back to your country,’ ” reads a third.

The Commission on Human Rights made clear that the directive is, at least in part, a rebuke of federal crackdowns on illegal immigration.

“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,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the agency’s commissioner.

The directive comes months after Mayor Bill de Blasio vocally opposed coordinated raids by ICE on the city’s immigrant communities.

Meanwhile on Thursday, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs announced a joint $1 million investment with the state to guarantee legal services to immigrants facing imminent deportation.

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William
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William

Presumably it’s still legal to refer to soemone as an illegal alien if motivated by love. How about indifference? I’d think it would be difficult to prove in court what emotions a person felt at the time of the “crime”. But then this is NYC, reality is different there. It’s all about feels. I wonder if this applies to illegal aliens from outer space, the ones who serach the galaxy looking for a planet with a welfare system that can support life as they know it. It’s NYC so probably

Dr. Eowyn
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“when motivated by hate”

In other words, calling someone an “illegal alien” is now a THOUGHT crime.

Dan
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Dan

Does the 29-page directive also say that referring to “white privilege” by Western Civilization’s blood-sucking parasites is an actionable hate crime motivated by irrational jealousy and punishable by fines up to $250k per offense? If criticizing Jews is a hate crime that by definition is motivated by irrational jealousy, then why all the more isn’t literally homicidal hatred toward whites arising from irrational hatred on the part of Jews also a hate crime?

William
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William

Because the Golden Rule applies – those who have the gold make the rules. Plus you’re making sense, a hate crime in itself; the (((rules)) have nothing to do with reason and rationality, only power

Watertender
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Watertender

So I guess when I ask a customer service rep to get me someone that speaks ENGLISH I am being hateful? Bill de Blasio should have run down the crack of his mother’s ass and dried on the sheet…

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

250,000 dollars? You know that’s absurd. I must owe several billion dollars by now.

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

What first amendment?

Jackie Puppet
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If it’s against the law in NYC to THREATEN, then just go ahead and make the call to ICE, let the illegal aliens be caught off guard.

Alma
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Alma

It is not hate, IT IS THE LAW, an illegal alien” whether from planet earth or outer space (hahaha) must comply with the Law, New York, California, is the same, it just happen that we have such asinine running the cities that ruin everything for so many. The picture above shows the kind of animals that have been allowed to permeate our cities.

Steven Broiles
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The whole world is going insane, so I am wondering why the City didn’t do this years ago. It gets me mad, but I wonder….

Cornell
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Cornell

Comrade DeCommio and the New York City Bolshevik Choir!