(File Photo) US President Joe Biden Photograph:( Reuters )
Usage of this term had seen a scarring increase under Donald Trump's presidency and many federal officers had also encouraged the usage of this racially-motivated slur
In the newly-proposed immigration bill, Biden has also taken a small but important point to notice. The President has proposed to remove the word "alien" from the US immigration laws.
As per a summary of the new bill released by the Biden administration, Biden has decided to replace the word with the term "noncitizen".
The decision has been taken to recognise America as a "nation of immigrants", and put an end to the term which has often been in a dehumanising manner by many in the country.
Usage of this term had seen a scarring increase under Donald Trump's presidency and many federal officers had also encouraged the usage of this racially-motivated slur. Trump, too, had used the term several times in his speeches.
As per the current immigration law, 'alien' is described as "any person not a citizen or national of the United States."
The change in the term has come as a welcome change, especially in the minority communities, who see this as a ray of hope after years of racial stereotyping, violence and aggression.
Biden's administration has brought a vibrant change in the White House appointments with equal opportunities being provided to the minority communities and women — an effort missing from the Trump administration.