Drop the ‘i’ word? Debating the term ‘illegal immigrant’
Whenever I write stories about illegal immigrants, I receive complaints that I should “drop the ‘i’ word” (which is also the name of a campaign to end the use of the term “illegal” when referring to illegal immigrants).
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In the interest of bringing this debate into the open, we solicited a few short opinion pieces from leading voices on immigration issues. We also asked the co-editor of the AP Stylebook, a key arbiter of word usage for journalists, to share his thoughts.
And we hope you weigh in in the comment section, too. What’s your take on the phrase “illegal immigrant”?
“When the facts are against you, argue the law. When the law is against you, argue the facts. When both the law and the facts are against you, pound on the table.”
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