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Old 04-03-2013, 05:16 AM
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The never ending liberal political correctness "BS" never ceases to amaze me.

The Associated Press Drops "Illegal Immigrant" From Standards Book - ABC News
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:29 AM
Location: On the Group W bench
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For those who want the actual details:

From: updates@apstylebook.com
Subject: AP Stylebook updates

Entries have been updated or added to the AP Stylebook Online. As an online subscriber, you can receive these updates whenever The Associated Press makes them. Every time you log into AP Stylebook Online, you can easily find recent updates by clicking on "New Entries" or "Recent Changes" in the left navigation bar.

Editor's Note: A new entry on illegal immigration has been added to replace the entry on illegal immigrant.


illegal immigration
Entering or residing in a country in violation of civil or criminal law. Except in direct quotes essential to the story, use illegal only to refer to an action, not a person: illegal immigration, but not illegal immigrant. Acceptable variations include living in or entering a country illegally or without legal permission.
Except in direct quotations, do not use the terms illegal alien, an illegal, illegals 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.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:39 AM
Location: texas
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The never ending liberal political correctness "BS" never ceases to amaze me.

The Associated Press Drops "Illegal Immigrant" From Standards Book - ABC News
Maybe we can pass a law forcing a private business to use only approved words.
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