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DOJ Press Release: "Young soldiers admit to transporting undocumented citizens"

Some DOJ press person followed an expurgation policy, imprecisely.


Last week, the Department of Justice published a press release, titled "Young soldiers admit to transporting undocumented citizens." Yikes.  The first sentence of the release uses the correct term:

Two military men stationed at Fort Hood have entered guilty pleas to conspiring to transport undocumented aliens within the United States, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

I suspect some DOJ press person was following a policy to strip the word "alien" from all documents, but did not follow the policy properly.