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

The I-Word, Inching Toward Retirement
Posted on 29 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Maybe Mr. Vargas and others will succeed in driving out “illegal.” It won’t be the first time a word has become defunct through misuse or changing times. ... But a change in usage won’t necessarily change hearts. As the linguist... Read More

USA Today Drops the I-Word
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" From: Coon, William Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:16 PM To: USAT ED Virginia Staff; USAT ED Field Staff Subject: Change in USA TODAY style on illegal immigration You probably have heard that the Associated Press recently changed... 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