Last month, an email obtained by Axios revealed that Joe Biden's administration is encouraging the elimination of the use of the term "alien" or "illegal alien" in favor of "undocumented individual" or "undocumented noncitizen" in all official documents, outreach efforts and other communications, to describe those in the US who are not citizens. It's a significant development that is welcomed by advocates of the undocumented, since the long-standing use of "alien" is a not-so-subtle dog whistle that has been effectively used to dehumanize not only the undocumented, but actual American citizens. [Source]
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Joe Biden ran for president on a very simple idea: Government (and the country) works best when people from opposing parties work together. And he cast himself as someone who was uniquely suited to re-stoke the desire for bipartisanship in Congress (and the country).