Thursday, April 4, 2013

'Illegal immigrant': what words to use becomes a debate itself

'Illegal immigrant': what words to use becomes a debate itself: The Associated Press' decision to drop the term brings praise and derision. Other newsrooms are still wrestling with the issue.

As lawmakers in Washington debate the possibility of legalization for 11 million immigrants, a more basic question has emerged in the nation's newsrooms and beyond: what to call those immigrants.