The Obama administration is trying to control the reporting on the humanitarian crisis by banning the phrase UAC (Unaccompanied Alien Children) and replacing it with UC (Unaccompanied Children).
So they’re basically saying let’s not call the “alien” because they really belong here and we’re going to give them amnesty one day to prove it.
NATIONAL REVIEW – Word is spreading that federal officials may have banned the phrase “Unaccompanied Alien Children” from the federal lexicon because the term “alien” inappropriately identifies the illegal-immigrant children flooding across the border.
An e-mail received by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official, shared with National Review Online, discusses the change.
“It has been requested that in correspondence regarding unaccompanied children, They not be referred to as UACs,” reads the e-mail, sent to federal officials. “The term UAC should not be used in official correspondence.”
Instead, the e-mail says federal officials must identify the illegal-immigrant children as “unaccompanied children,” in lower case. The e-mail explains that the order to change the wording was briefed earlier in the day on June 4, 2014, during a “command and staff meeting.”
Attempts to reach ICE officials for comment were unsuccessful.