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Associated Press declines dropping the I-Word

"The Associated Press has updated its stylebook entry on 'illegal immigrant,' rejecting once again the 'undocumented' term recommended by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, but approving 'living in the country without legal permission' as an acceptable...

JAV to AP, NYT: Drop the I-Word!

"Starting today, a non-profit founded by Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist, activist, and undocumented immigrant, will begin monitoring the use of the phrase "illegal immigrant" in the media, with the goal of shifting the conversation around the issue. "Right now, my two main targets...

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. .....

Associated Press on Use of Phrase 'Illegal Immigrant' - and DMK Commentary

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 report, worldwide and in all media, Deputy Managing...

Searching for Bottom of History's Dustbin, AP Compounds Style Error, This Time En Español

"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 likely be the term "inmigrante ilegal"...

'Illegal Immigrant' No More

" 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 term “illegal immigrant” or the use of...

AP FOIA Reveals Govt. Shutdown Delayed 37,000 Immigration Cases

"The U.S. government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards. While the U.S. immigration courts are now running as usual, immigrants who had hoped to have their cases resolved...