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Old 04-02-2013, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Unless the AP writer is quoting a source directly using the term(s):

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The [AP] Stylebook no longer sanctions the term "illegal immigrant" or the use of "illegal" to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that "illegal" should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.


Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll states in the Stylebook "[d]o not describe people as violating immigration laws without attribution"...
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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I noticed that the Wikipedia page for Cesar Chavez uses the term "undocumented" rather than illegal, as if Chavez and his fellow anti-immigration activists were concerned with misplaced paperwork.

Cesar Chavez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:08 AM
 
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Here is the official release from the AP: 'Illegal immigrant' no more
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:50 AM
 
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Just say criminal alien . An alien can be a criminal and the ones here "undocumented" are....
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:05 AM
 
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Just say criminal alien . An alien can be a criminal and the ones here "undocumented" are....
that´s technically incorrect.

The offense is civil, not criminal. but I´m sure the racist hordes don´t care, just as they care less for solving the problem at the source..illegal employers.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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Unless the AP writer is quoting a source directly using the term(s):



Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll states in the Stylebook "[d]o not describe people as violating immigration laws without attribution"...
Yes, and alien/immigrant that commits the action of coming to our country illegally. Thus an illegal alien/immigrant. Illegal is the adjective to describe the action.

This change by AP came about because some Latino activists demanded it. They are becoming the speech police in our country now.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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I noticed that the Wikipedia page for Cesar Chavez uses the term "undocumented" rather than illegal, as if Chavez and his fellow anti-immigration activists were concerned with misplaced paperwork.

Cesar Chavez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To my knowledge Chavez wasn't anti-"immigration". He was opposed to scab farm labor coming here illegally and taking jobs from legal migrant farm workers.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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that´s technically incorrect.

The offense is civil, not criminal. but I´m sure the racist hordes don´t care, just as they care less for solving the problem at the source..illegal employers.
Is it or is it not illegal to come to our country without proper authorization? What does race have to do with it? Both the employers and the illegal immigrants are equally guilty of breaking the law.

Using fake or stolen ID to work here is a felony....a criminal offense.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:58 AM
 
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They are illegally here. I will continue to use the term.

I would love to see the associated press to stop using other criminal adjectives. That remains to be seen, which I doubt will happen.

Anyway they are not legally & lawfully present in the country & thus the term illegal immigrant. Undocumented makes it sound less criminal which they are.

I am discrediting stories by the AP, because when you side with criminals it makes you look criminal.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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that´s technically incorrect.

The offense is civil, not criminal. but I´m sure the racist hordes don´t care, just as they care less for solving the problem at the source..illegal employers.
Uh; "illegal alien" ain't a race. I'd soon as want white Irish illegal aliens OUT of the US as brown skin Mexicans. Sheesh!
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