You can trash white people all day long in New York City, but don’t you dare call someone an “illegal alien” in a “hateful” way, because that’s now against the law.
Yep, that’s the new law of the land in the Big Apple, and if you don’t abide by it, you could be paying fines up to $250,000.
Nope, we’re not joking.
The city just passed a law that says it is 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.
Gee, how could this law go wrong?
City Hall released a 29-page outline of the law, explaining that “alien” is a term that may dehumanize “immigrants,” and the use of “certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”
Well, it’s official. Free speech is dead in the nanny-state of New York.
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.
ICE arrests 82 illegal immigrants in sweeps across New York
“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. [New York Post]
This is just another example of the chokehold that liberal political correctness has within our society. This is social Marxism. The liberals always do this. They hide their tyrannical communism behind a “good cause.”
We’re just trying to stop the dehumanization of people…who can argue with that?
(As they slaughter the First Amendment.)
See how this works?
Let us know how you feel about this latest (dangerous and unconstitutional) law, in the comments below.
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