Friday, April 26, 2013

The Times Shifts on ‘Illegal Immigrant,’ but Doesn’t Ban the Use

Earlier this month, ImmigrationProf reported that The Associated Press announced that its Stylebook  would eliminate use of the term “illegal immigrant.”  Earlier this week, the New York Times updated its policies on how it uses the phrase “illegal immigrant” but did not go as far as AP.  It will allow the phrase to be used for “someone who enters, lives in or works in the United States without proper legal authorization.” But it encourages reporters and editors to “consider alternatives when appropriate to explain the specific circumstances of the person in question, or to focus on actions.”  Still, the Timnes is moving in the right direction.

KJ

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