'Illegal Immigrant': Dehumanizing to Some, But Not to the AP

The Associated Press will continue using the phrase "illegal immigrant," according to a staff memo released publicly this morning. Calls for the wire service to drop "illegal immigrant" led to a review by Tom Kent, the AP's deputy managing editor for standards and production. In the memo, Kent dismisses one of the central concerns regarding the term: that it's dehumanizing. "Finally, there's the concern that 'illegal immigrant' offends a person's dignity by suggesting his very existence is...Full Story
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