Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi blasted GOP legislators who regularly use the term “illegal alien” when describing undocumented individuals who enter the country, opting instead to use the term “newcomers” when describing migrants.
Pelosi was speaking at her daily briefing when she was asked to comment on her Democratic plan to help American workers, with one reporter saying “illegal aliens” may suppress wages for US citizens.
“That’s not the point. Using terminology like ‘illegal aliens illegally entering the country’ is just not viewed as constructive,” Pelosi said.
“The fact is that we must protect our borders, that is our responsibility. We also must protect our values, that is our responsibility as well,” she added. “We need to recognize that newcomers to our country is part of the constant reinvigoration of America.”