Linguists Tell New York Times That 'Illegal' Is Neither 'Neutral' nor 'Accurate'

José Manuel Godínez-Samperio, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico says that he wants to be called "undocumented" because "illegal" is "dehumanizing," and "justifies the oppression against immigrants." For some, his mere preference for the term "undocumented" over "illegal" is irrelevant. But, the technical accuracy of terms may hold more weight in this ongoing debate over these words. In response to the Associated Press and The New York Times' continued use of the term "illegal immigrant", a...Full Story
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