Immigration Law

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Is Your Hawaiian Seafood Caught by Slaves?
Posted on 8 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martha Mendoza and Margie Mason, Associated Press, September 8, 2016 - "Pier 17 doesn’t even show up on most Honolulu maps. Cars whiz past it on their way to Waikiki. Passing tourists, let alone locals, are unaware that just behind a guarded... Read More

'Illegal Immigrant' No More
Posted on 4 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The AP Stylebook today is making some changes in how we describe people living in a country illegally. Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explains the thinking behind the decision: The Stylebook no longer sanctions the... Read More

Associated Press on Use of Phrase 'Illegal Immigrant' - and DMK Commentary
Posted on 20 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AP Press Release dated Oct. 19, 2012 , reprinted in full below, followed by editorial comment. = = = "Reviewing the use of 'illegal immigrant' - Oct. 19, 2012 In "Close to the News," a staff newsletter about the AP news... Read More

Searching for Bottom of History's Dustbin, AP Compounds Style Error, This Time En Español
Posted on 14 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Associated Press started publishing some of its content in Spanish after World War I, but not until next week will the American news agency release a Spanish language stylebook. And one of the most controversial of the nearly-4,000 entries will... Read More

JAV to AP, NYT: Drop the I-Word!
Posted on 22 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

AP FOIA Reveals Govt. Shutdown Delayed 37,000 Immigration Cases
Posted on 22 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards. While the U.S. immigration courts are now running as usual... Read More

Associated Press declines dropping the I-Word
Posted on 6 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Associated Press has updated its stylebook entry on 'illegal immigrant,' rejecting once again the 'undocumented' term recommended by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, but approving 'living in the country... Read More

Linguists Tell New York Times 'Illegal' Neither 'Neutral' Nor 'Accurate'
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In response to the Associated Press and The New York Times' continued use of the term "illegal immigrant", a group of linguists have taken a stand, arguing that the phrase "illegal immigrant" isn't as neutral or accurate... Read More