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The Associated Press Stylebook Drops “Illegal Immigrant,” The Times Debates Following Suit

Written by on April 4, 2013 in Myths, Reform, Rhetoric, Undocumented Immigration with 2 Comments
The <em>Associated Press</em> Stylebook Drops “Illegal Immigrant,” The <em>Times</em> Debates Following Suit

On Tuesday, the Associated Press (AP) posted a blog saying that they are no longer going to advise writers to use the term “illegal immigrant” in the stylebook.  The AP stylebook is considered the standard among American journalists, so the change is likely lead to a marked drop in the use of the controversial term [...]

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Survey: Asian Americans Concerned with Legalization, Family Backlogs

Survey: Asian Americans Concerned with Legalization, Family Backlogs

In the current debate, immigration is often depicted as a Latino issue.  This is partially because just over half of America’s foreign-born population is from Latin America and the Caribbean, and the current political climate around immigration is largely seen as being driven by Latino turnout for Democrats in the 2012 election.  But this depiction [...]

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Getting to a Citizenship Consensus

Getting to a Citizenship Consensus

Immigration reform is enjoying a resurgence of support in both parties, with groups from a variety of backgrounds coming out in favor of a range of changes to our current system.  The most striking change may be the melting of opposition to a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.  [...]

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Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

In the beginning of 2012, the landscape of the immigration world looked much different.  Pro-immigrant groups were coming off of a rough few years that saw the failure of the DREAM Act, a spike in deportations under President Obama, and the passage of several state-level restrictionist bills like Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB [...]

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Agriculture Industry Harmed by Restrictive State Immigration Laws

Agriculture Industry Harmed by Restrictive State Immigration Laws

The American agricultural industry is facing billions of dollars in losses due to labor shortages resulting from recent anti-immigrant laws passed in various states around the country.  The American farming industry is heavily dependent on undocumented workers, and according to a recent article in Time Magazine, has had an extremely difficult time replacing those who [...]

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