Steve Sailer recently called out the fake news Washington Post on attempting to retcon the history of the vocabulary used to describe those illegally present in the country.
Ever since our elites legislatively opened the third-world floodgates in the sixties, we’ve had “chain migration”, not “family reunification”. We’ve had “illegal immigrants” and “illegal aliens”, not “undocumented migrants” and “undocumented workers”.
Steve showed this to be the case in the literature using Ngram viewer.
The story is the same among the populares. Internet search volume since 2004 in the US, from Trends:
“Illegal” (combined search volume index score of 41) garners over an order of magnitude more interest than “undocumented” (combined search volume index score of 3) does.
Is there any aspect of the immigration debate where fake news isn’t actively engaged in retconning? Tell a lie repetitiously enough, and…