Call Them 'Unauthorized'

"Whether we use the word illegal or unauthorized, alien or migrant, or whether we call it a banana , the only thing that matters is whether, and when, we enact meaningful, and comprehensive, immigration reform . Toward that end, let's use language that's helpful rather than harmful."...

Editor's Corner: If 'Unauthorized' is Good Enough for the Supreme Court...

Charles Garcia says the phrase "illegal immigrant" is a slur . Ruben Navarrette disagrees . The Supreme Court and I take a different tack altogether. In Arizona et al. v. United States , the majority opinion consistently uses the term "unauthorized" to modify the words "alien...

Stop Calling People 'Aliens'

"The use of the word “illegal” to describe non-citizens who are present in the United States without authorization is finally beginning to die a much-deserved death, at least in the mainstream press. ... Despite this trend, the term “alien” remains not only in popular use...