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Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slur...and why the AP stylebook is wrong

" For the AP to claim that "illegal immigrant" is "accurate and neutral" is like Moody's giving Bernie Madoff's hedge fund a triple-A rating for safety and creditworthiness." - Charles Garcia, July 5, 2012 . [Singing to the choir, see " Call Them Unauthorized...

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...

Denver Post and Los Angeles Times Drop the I-Word

Denver Post, May 2, 2013 Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2013

Editor's Corner: NYT 'Shift' on Immigration Language a Failure

Nearly a year ago the New York Times announced it would continue to use the phrase 'illegal immigrant' in its stories, while granting permission to reporters to 'consider alternatives.' Two recent stories demonstrate how Times reporters and editors have failed to keep up with the rest...