Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Editor's Corner: NYT 'Shift' on Immigration Language a Failure
Posted on 31 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... 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

The Military’s Swift Path to Citizenship: MAVNI
Posted on 4 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Parsing the Senate's Immigration Bill
Posted on 19 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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

Language Wars: Univision vs. New York Times
Posted on 9 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

New York Times Sues DOJ Under FOIA for Immigration Court Decision in Salvadoran Death Squad Case
Posted on 5 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

The Grey Lady Waffles on Use of the I-Word
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More