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Add comment on:Thoughts on the AP's dropping the words "illegal" and "undocumented"
The Associated Press has (thankfully) recently dropped the use of the word "illegal immigrant" from its stylebook. (Amy Goodman explains the "Drop the I-Word" campaign at http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/4/drop_the_i_word_in_victory) However, AP has also stopped using the term "undocumented," which is currently often used by immigration advocates, in contexts such as "undocumented students," "undocumented migrants," or "undocumented workers". So what to call people do not have valid immigration statuses? Rep. Conyers suggested, "out of status," but that is also imprecise, because it forces the speaker to explain what "status" is.
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