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    Default Associated Press nixing the term 'illegal immigrant'...

    WASHINGTON – The Associated Press is being accused of trying to influence the immigration debate following a decision to stop using the term "illegal immigrant" in its coverage -- despite the fact it is still being used by U.S. government officials including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

    The new style guideline was first announced this week on the wire service’s blog by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll, who said the change came out of conversations with people who opposed the term.

    Indeed, the move by the influential wire service is being hailed as a victory by immigrant advocacy groups.

    “Our goal always is to use the most precise and accurate words so that the meaning is clear to any reader anywhere,” Carroll said.

    Last week, Napolitano told reporters that she didn’t “really get caught up in the vocabulary wars.”

    “They are immigrants who are here illegally, that’s an illegal immigrant,” she said.

    Previously, the AP rejected the term “undocumented immigrants,” favored by some activists, as inaccurate.

    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a group of 27 House Democrats, applauded the AP’s decision and called it “a great step forward.”

    Comedian Jay Leno joked that the phrase should be replaced with "undocumented Democrat."
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    Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...
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    They are what the fuck they are, "illegal immigrant" is the correct term for the vast majority of non United States citizens in this country without a visa of some sort.
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    When I pass on, which could happen at any time, I will breathe a sigh of relief that I dont have to care about shit like this anymore. Fuck illegal immigrants.
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    “Our goal always is to use the most precise and accurate words so that the meaning is clear to any reader anywhere,” Carroll said.

    They are immigrants who are here illegally.




    Why is this confusing.
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    You people confuse me. Why would you want to stop callling people exactly what they are?

    What do you plan on calling them now? "Tourists who haven't gone home yet?". "Visitors who were told to make themselves at hope so they did"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    You people confuse me. Why would you want to stop callling people exactly what they are?
    What part of "Americans are stupid" do you not get?

    Maybe you should move south, you might fit right in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post

    What do you plan on calling them now??
    Democrats.
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    Yeah Democrats is one name to call them.

    Seriously who in the fuck believes in this? If you do I would like to send you a digital kick in the ball sack courtesy of Al Gore's internet.

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    Swear to god I've been waiting for this. It was only a matter of time.


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    what shall be the new term? "entitled non-citizen"? although "democrat" is probably on the table, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    what shall be the new term? "entitled non-citizen"? although "democrat" is probably on the table, too.
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