The City of New York passed a law making it a crime to call someone an illegal alien out of hate. The infraction comes with a $250,000 penalty per offense.
The New York Post reported the new ban includes the passage:
“The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”
The 29-page directive includes several examples of what rises to the level of illegal conduct. A hotel requiring housekeeping staff to speak English instead of Spanish because it makes the guests uncomfortable would get slapped with a quarter-million dollar fine, as would a shopkeeper telling two consumers to speak English instead of their native Thai and go back to their own country.
The law is certain to be challenged in court.