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'Illegal,' 'undocumented,' or something else? No clear consensus yet ...


Dec 23, 2014 ...Illegal immigrant,” a phrase long used for people living in the ... use illegal only to refer to an action, not a person: illegal immigration, but not illegal immigrant. ... The Stylebook “is the last word on journalistic practice, so it's ...

AP Definitive Source | 'Illegal immigrant' no more


Apr 2, 2013 ... The Stylebook no longer sanctions the termillegal immigrant」 or the use of 「 illegal」 to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 「illegal」 ...

Should I Use the TermIllegal Immigrant”? - The New Yorker


Aug 5, 2015 ... Several readers chided me for using the termillegal immigrant,” which ... The New Yorker does not have a formal policy on the use of “illegal ...

The Dehumanizing History Of The Words We've Used To Describe ...


Aug 13, 2015 ... The wordalien” will no longer appear in California's labor code because it ... journalist Jeffrey Toobin noted that he would stop usingillegal ...

Opinion: Is calling immigrants 'aliens' offensive? - LA Times


Aug 15, 2015 ... The journalist and immigration activist who was brought here from the ... for news organizations to stop using the term "illegal immigrant," describing it ... the Los Angeles Times no longer uses the term in its news stories, and ...

Immigration Debate: The Problem with the Word Illegal


Sep 21, 2012 ... Being in the U.S. without proper documents is a civil offense, not a criminal one. ... When journalists, who are supposed to seek neutrality and fairness, use the ... ( How can using illegal immigrant be considered neutral, for ...

Should the Term "Illegal Alien" Be Used to Define Persons in ...


Jun 2, 2016 ... Most U.S. citizens do not use the term 'undocumented immigrant' ... The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) wrote in its Sep.

Hispanic Journalist Group to Media: Drop Use Of Word 'Illegal ...


Sep 14, 2015 ... Hispanic Journalist Group to Media: Drop Use Of Word 'Illegal' ... Association of Hispanic Journalists asked the network to stop using "illegals," "illegal alien" ... the person, not the action they are purported to have committed.

Journalist Stylebook Reference Guide - Race Forward


Offensive: “illegal immigrant,” “illegal alien,” and the shorthand i-word used as ... Except in direct quotations, do not use the terms illegal alien, an illegal, illegals.

'illegal' index: Which news organizations still use the term - Fusion


Nov 20, 2014 ... What's more, the termillegal immigrant” isn't even accurate. As activist and writer ... A ban just means that journalists will not be using the term.

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Stop saying “illegal” | The Feminist Texican


The repeated use of the termillegal immigrants” is leading to all sorts of policies ... The National Association of Hispanic Journalists lays it all out for us: ... do not use the phrase illegal alien or the word alien, in copy or in headlines, to refer to ...

'Illegal,' 'undocumented,' 'unauthorized': News media shift language ...


Jun 17, 2013 ... In fact, one former journalist has been campaigning to change the way Americans ... The use of “illegal alien,” a term considered insensitive by many, reached its ... To be clear, the word alien is not and never was pejorative.

Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slur - CNN.com


Jul 6, 2012 ... The term "illegal immigrant" is inaccurate and biased, and may even ... the U.S. are not criminals; Repetition of phrases like "illegal immigrant" is like a .... and divisiveness, journalists continue using racially offensive language.