Gov. Brown wants California to stop using the word “alien” for immigrants

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a trio of immigrant related measures, including one that strikes the term “alien” in state labor codes.

The word alien had been considered a derogatory term when referring to immigrant workers.

Brown also signed into law a piece of legislation that would allow high school students that are permanent residents to serve as election poll workers.

Regulations use to require US citizenship to work at the polls.

The governor also signed a bill that would prohibit consideration of a child’s immigration status in civil cases.

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  • Delia
    13 August 2015 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Gov.Brown need to bury his head in the sand ,or he need a dictionary. Brown you are one stupid human being .

    The meaning of Alien

    belonging to a foreign country or nation.

    a foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where they are living.

    synonyms:foreigner, nonnative, immigrant, emigrant, émigré

    Where does it say alien is derogatory?