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TOPIC: Associated Press drops ‘illegal immigrant’ from stylebook
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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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I must need glasses. I'm starting to see double.

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Well that was enlightening

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suck or blow,you are still getting head......BS

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suck or blow, you are still getting head...........BS

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No person is "Illegal", and no act is Illegal until it is adjudicated as such. A person can only be "alleged to be in the US without documentation" until which time the person in question is proven to be here unlawfully. In fact, under the dream act and even existing immigration law, "undocumented" does not necessarily mean Illegal

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On occasion Frank has called them sick birds.

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The term illegal immigrant should have been dropped, it is a misnomer, it is impossible to be an illegal immigrant. An immigrant came into the country legally.

It is the illegal aliens that are sucking up all of the resources meant for the welfare recipients!

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Jay Leno last night called them "undocumented Democrats".

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So what am I suppose to call my yard people now? I guess we need to make up a new term.

Alienators Immitards Crimenaliens Scelestus immigrants Extravotesforliberals

"In other news, 30 extravotesforliberals were detained by INS agents as they attempted to cross the border this morning."

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Hmm a quick search of the news shows that we don't have a problem using the term "illegal" to describe other nouns, such as an illegal duplex, illegal drugs, illegal loggers, illegal robocalls, illegal parking signs, illegal shipments, illegal pharmacy, illegal campers, illegal influence, illegal campaign donors, illegal gun dealers.....

Undocumented duplexes, undocumented drugs, undocumented loggers, undocumented robocalls, undocumented parking signs, undocumented shipments, undocumented pharmacies, undocumented campers, undocumented influence, undocumented campaign donors and undocumented gun dealers..... OK sounds good.

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TOPIC: Associated Press drops ‘illegal immigrant’ from stylebook