Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will no longer be calling illegal minors crossing the border alone “UACs,” or unaccompanied ‘alien’ children, or ‘illegals.’
An internal ICE email has instructed officials the minors will be called “unaccompanied children,” according to Breitbart News, which reported:
“This was briefed earlier today during he (sic) command and staff meeting,” an email sent to ICE personnel reads. “It has been requested that in correspondence regarding unaccompanied children, They (sic) not be referred to as UACs. The term UAC should not be used in official correspondence.”
The email, with the subject line “UACs,” continues, “The appropriate messaging on documents should be using the term : unaccompanied children all lower case. (Unless capitalizing would be grammatically correct).”
ICE did not respond to Breitbart’s requests for comment.
Already, more than 52,000 unaccompanied alien children have been detained after crossing the border from Oct. 1 to June 15, according to Breitbart.