AP Stylebook Drops the Term "Illegal Immigrant"

Posted on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 11:03 am

This week the AP Stylebook announced its decision to drop its use of the term "illegal immigrant." The AP said that "'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigration to a country illegally," rather than a person. This is a major victory for the "Drop the I-Word" campaign, which notes that using the word "illegal" to describe a person opens the door to racial profiling and violence and prevents respectful debate on immigration. Learn more.

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