One group that advocates against illegal immigration said it will begin using the term “illegal invaders” after the Associated Press announced it would no longer use the term “illegal” or “illegal immigrant.”
Group to use ‘illegal invaders’ term in response to AP ban [Los Angeles Times]
I have another I-Word for describing people who want to incorporate the terms “invaders” or “infiltrator” into this discussion, the word is idiots.
It’s worth noting that the difference here is that one runs a wire service that everyone relies on, and the other is just some advocacy group that you didn’t know existed until the LA Times did this story. So once this story fades, nobody will notice.
Will the new guidance make it harder for writers? Perhaps just a bit at first. But while labels may be more facile, they are not accurate.The Associated Press’ reasoning (in a nutshell) for officially dropping the term “illegal immigrant” from the AP Stylebook on Tuesday. Official AP style now calls for writers to specifically state that a person(s) is living in a given location illegally, rather than referring to the person(s) themselves as being illegal. source
Right now, leaders from business, law enforcement, faith communities, all agree. Now is the time for comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time. Time to get it done.President Obama, calling for comprehensive immigration reform, subsequently citing his administration’s increase of “boots on the ground” along the Mexican border. He did seek to strike a balance between liberal and conservative dialogues on immigration, however, stating that undocumented immigrants would go “to the back of the line.”