Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Call them 'unauthorized'
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Texas Tribune, a 100% digital, online news outlet, asked me to write a column on the language wars. Here's my take . For an opposing view, click here . - Texas Tribune, Nov. 15, 2011 . Read More

Memo to Journalists / Editors: Drop the I-Word
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Supreme Court has come a long way since former Chief Justice William Rehnquist referred to undocumented immigrants as "wetbacks." In an opinion earlier this year on another Arizona immigration law, Chief Justice John Roberts,... 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

It’s More Complicated Than “Legal vs. Illegal”: An Open Letter to Ruben Navarrette
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prerna Lal writes: "I enjoy your writing, probably more than most people. You hold President Obama accountable for his abhorrent immigration policies. You stick it to the Republicans for hating on immigrants because their hate has to do with the... Read More

What's In a Name?
Posted on 29 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this podcast , Fi2W executive producer John Rudolph discusses the editorial and political implications of this debate over terminology with Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Monica Novoa, a writer... Read More