Immigration Law

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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

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

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

Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slur...and why the AP stylebook is wrong
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" For the AP to claim that "illegal immigrant" is "accurate and neutral" is like Moody's giving Bernie Madoff's hedge fund a triple-A rating for safety and creditworthiness." - Charles Garcia, July 5, 2012 . [Singing... 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