Linguists Tell New York Times 'Illegal' Neither 'Neutral' Nor 'Accurate'

Linguists Tell New York Times 'Illegal' Neither 'Neutral' Nor 'Accurate'

"In response to the Associated Press and The New York Times' continued use of the term "illegal immigrant", a group of linguists have taken a stand, arguing that the phrase "illegal immigrant" isn't as neutral or accurate as the two media companies claim it to be. ... A group of 24 scholars ... put out a statement last week arguing that "illegal immigrant" should not be the preferred phrasing because it's imprecise and frames the debate in narrow terms." - Cristina Constantini, ABC News, Oct. 1, 2012.