Undocumented Immigrant

  • Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Cicero) explains why the word "alien" should be removed from state law and replaced with the word "immigrant."


  • Students, Sandoval want ugly “alien” label out of state law booksCHICAGO – Calling the term “illegal alien” a bigoted label from a bygone era, local high school students and state Senator Martin Sandoval are pushing legislation to replace “alien” with “undocumented immigrant” in Illinois law books.

    “The word ‘alien’ is really offensive. It's not just rude but it dehumanizes undocumented people, and that's not right," said Uriel Hernandez a ninth grader at Solorio Academy High School.

    "All workers, documented or undocumented, pay taxes and do their fair share, so there is no such thing as an "Illegal" person," added fellow ninth grader Delila Lopez.