It is more likely you were an immigrant, or a transnational migrant worker, or a student or tourist who overstayed a visa, or perhaps even a stateless person born in a country that uses Jus Sanguinis. Under the rule of specificity, you would be very unlikely to get a 650 heading for being an “Alien” since a more specific term was available.
Aaron Kuperman, LC Law Cataloging Section.
This is not an official communication from my employer
As a former Alien-- Legal status I fully support this.
On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 4:16 PM Matthew C. Haugen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Especially since the use of the term "Alien" in U.S. laws was a central argument about why the LC could not change the terms, there may already be some news on that front:
On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 3:35 PM Panchyshyn, Roman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Just saying, with the new administration coming in, might this not be a good time to revisit the use of the heading “Illegal aliens” by LC?
Roman S. Panchyshyn, MLIS
Associate Professor, Head of Metadata and Cataloging
Kent State University Libraries
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