LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
JAV to AP, NYT: Drop the I-Word!

"Starting today, a non-profit founded by Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist, activist, and undocumented immigrant, will begin monitoring the use of the phrase "illegal immigrant" in the media, with the goal of shifting the conversation around the issue. "Right now, my two main targets...

Language Wars: Univision vs. New York Times

"Jose Antonio Vargas may have reenergized the debate over whether to use the term “illegal immigrant,” but Univision’s taking it to a whole new level. The nation's top-rated Spanish-language broadcast network took The New York Times to task last week in a series of articles...

The Military’s Swift Path to Citizenship: MAVNI

"We hope that the Army swiftly makes up for lost time with new classes of high-caliber recruits, and that the other service branches ramp up their own participation. The program will accept 1,500 people a year for the next two years — good for the Army, but only a sliver of America’s...

New York Times Sues DOJ Under FOIA for Immigration Court Decision in Salvadoran Death Squad Case

"New York Times reporter Julia Preston sued the Department of Justice for records on retired Salvadoran Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, who led the National Guard and Defense Ministry while death squads murdered tens of thousands of people. He has been denied relief from removal from the United...

Parsing the Senate's Immigration Bill

You could read all 844 pages for yourself. Or you could reference the interactive New York Times highlighted version .

The Grey Lady Waffles on Use of the I-Word

"On Tuesday, The New York Times updated its policies on how it uses the phrase “illegal immigrant” in its coverage. The newspaper did not go as far as The Associated Press, and it will continue to allow the phrase to be used for “someone who enters, lives in or works in the United...

Editor's Corner: NYT 'Shift' on Immigration Language a Failure

Nearly a year ago the New York Times announced it would continue to use the phrase 'illegal immigrant' in its stories, while granting permission to reporters to 'consider alternatives.' Two recent stories demonstrate how Times reporters and editors have failed to keep up with the rest...