"In response to ImmigrationImpact.com’s critique
of the definition of “anchor baby” included in the latest edition of
the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, the executive
editor of the dictionary has agreed to revise the definition of to
reflect the derogatory nature of the term. In conversations with Mary
Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Center, Executive Editor
Steven Kleinedler promised a swift and careful revision of the term. Mr.
Kleinedler noted that the editors are already undergoing further review
on how the term is commonly used and said “we will be adding a label to
the term, either derogatory or offensive, which I acknowledge should
have been done in the first place, and we will determine how to revise
the definition. Then on Monday we begin making the actual change—first
on the website, and then we begin propagating the change out to the
electronic products and in the next printing.” ImmigrationImpact.com will continue to monitor the changes and urges
the editors to adopt a definition that reflects the truly insidious
nature of this term." - Immigration Impact, Dec. 3, 2011.