Drop the I-Word: Victory for Advocates, Associated Press Stops Using Phrase “Illegal Immigrant”

The Associated Press has dropped the phrase “illegal immigrant” from its popular stylebook, a move welcomed by immigrant advocates who argue the term is a dehumanizing slur. The influential AP Stylebook is the definitive guide for reporters and editors both within the news cooperative and beyond. We’re joined by Rinku Sen, publisher of Colorlines.com and president of the Applied Research Center, which launched the the “Drop the I-Word” campaign in 2010 in order to remove the term “illegals” from everyday use and public discourse.

Source: www.democracynow.org

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