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There are both "legal" immigrants and "illegal" immigrants. I don't believe there's a classification such as "legal" rapists, murderers or burglars, as they all have broken the law. Hence the term, "illegal".

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"Both line they are illegal and should be called what they are."

Do we brand people as illegal murderers or illegal rapists or illegal burglars?

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so what you are saying you can't say is,wet back as an term of endearment.I know I know.I'am a low life.In the last 60 years we have given illegal people legal stateist 5 different times.why does anybody think it will be different this time.............BS

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opps bottom line

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Both line they are illegal and should be called what they are.

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So.

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The Associated Press announced today that it will no longer use the term "illegal immigrant" to describe people who are living in the country illegally. "The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person," AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll wrote. "Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally." The change comes after a campaign from immigrant activists, led by journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, for news organizations and politicians to stop using "illegal" to describe immigrants. They argue the term gives the impression that immigrants have broken criminal law, when some immigration infractions—including overstaying a visa—are only civil violations. Advocates prefer the term "undocumented," but the AP says it will not use that word because it is imprecise. ("A person may have plenty of documents, just not the ones required for legal residence," Carroll wrote.) The change comes as a major immigration reform bill, which could legalize millions of immigrants living in the U.S., is expected to be unveiled by a bipartisan group of senators. The AP Stylebook is widely used by most news organizations in the U.S. and is considered the industry's foremost guide for style and word usage. Yahoo News generally follows the AP Stylebook.

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TOPIC: Associated Press drops ‘illegal immigrant’ from stylebook
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