NYC Threatens To Fine You $250K For Saying These Words
New York City has become synonymous with stupid laws, such as the infamous ban on plastic straws.
Let's also not forget the time they banned soft drinks that were too big.
Well, now they're implementing another stupid law, but this time there is definitely an agenda behind it.
In New York City, it is now illegal to use the term "illegal alien". Doing so is punishable with fines up to $250,000 per incident.
The press release issued by NYC reads,
The NYC Commission on Human Rights released today new legal enforcement guidance that defines discrimination on the basis of perceived or actual immigration status and national origin under the New York City Human Rights Law in public accommodations, employment, and housing. The guidance states that the use of the term “illegal alien,” among others, when used with intent to demean, humiliate, or harass a person, is illegal under the law. Further, the guidance stipulates that harassing or discriminating against someone for their use of another language or their limited English proficiency, and threatening to call ICE on a person based on a discriminatory motive, are considered to be in violation of the law. Fines of up to $250,000 can be assessed for each act of willful discrimination, and damages are available to complainants.
New York City has made it illegal to threaten to call ICE based on a discriminatory motive or to tell someone "go back to your country." Hate has no place here. pic.twitter.com/8PaIozjQty
— City of New York (@nycgov) September 26, 2019
Now, I know it says that when the term is used with intent to demean, humiliate, or harass a person, but you know how illogical and ridiculous the left is. If you say it, all they're going to do is claim that you're using it to demean someone. In no real-world scenario would a liberal think to themselves that it's not being used negatively.
According to Fox News,
The Commission on Human Rights has a history of censoring speech it deemed harmful. Composed of political appointees, the committee previously enacted a ban on employers and landlords using gender pronouns other than those preferred by employees and tenants. Violations of those regulations similarly carried a $250,000 fine if the offenders engaged in "willful, wanton, or malicious conduct."