The Volokh Conspiracy
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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.