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Political Correctness Run Amok – Don’t Call ‘em “Illegal Immigrants”

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This is nuts.

The Associated Press, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that illegal immigrants will no longer be CALLED “illegal immigrants” in A.P. stories, according to this article. Kathleen Carroll, Executive Editor at the venerable news organization, told the writers: “Except in direct quotations, do not use the terms illegal alienan illegalillegals or undocumented. Do not describe people as violating immigration laws without attribution. Specify wherever possible how someone entered the country illegally and from where. Crossed the border? Overstayed a visa? What nationality? People who were brought into the country as children should not be described as having immigrated illegally. For people granted a temporary right to remain in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, use temporary resident status, with details on the program lower in the story”.

Why would you call an illegal immigrant anything other than what they are, in the simplest, more direct language? Isn’t the mission of reporters the truth?

This is just political correctness taken to an extreme.

If not “illegal immigrants”, what else would YOU call them?

 

 

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