The P.C. Police have prevailed on a major issue. The Library of Congress has decided to stop calling a spade a spade:
Thanks to some complaints lodged by students at Dartmouth it is now officially canon in the United States Library of Congress that the term illegal aliens should no longer be used to apply to aliens in the country illegally. No… I know what you’re thinking, but I’m actually not making this up. (Washington Times)
The Library of Congress is no longer using the heading “illegal aliens” in bibliographic records, thanks to a request from Dartmouth College students.
Working with library staff at the Ivy League school, members of a Dartmouth coalition for immigration reform petitioned the Library of Congress in 2014 to replace the subject heading with a more accurate and less offensive term.
Officials concluded that the meaning of “aliens” is often misunderstood and should be replaced with “noncitizens,” and that the phrase “illegal aliens” has become pejorative. The heading “illegal aliens” is being replaced by “noncitizens” and “unauthorized immigration.”
This is nothing more than elitists altering language to suit their personal policy preferences. Even under the most extreme liberal standards, there is nothing particularly racist, sexist, or classist about the term "illegal alien." It's gender neutral. It's class neutral. It is perhaps the most innocuous term one could use to accurately describe the perpetrator of a crime. The term may be construed as negatively associated with Latin Americans, but that's only because they're the party most frequently committing the crime in question.
This is nothing more than an attempt by elitists to whitewash the violation of a law they wish didn't exist. It's what the American public has suspected for quite some time, and it's why millions of Americans are demanding enforcement now.