ABC News, Fox News, and more [...]
The Associated Press changed its style on the term "illegal immigrant" in April. Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll told Poynter at the time that the term was "kind of a lazy device that those of use who type for a living can become overly reliant on as a shortcut." [...]
This symbol, and this campaign, embody the same spirit as the LGBT movement -- that we are all one people, defined as Americans, not as "illegal" or "homosexual." [...]
Last week, I attended a screening of Documented, Jose Antonio Vargas’ film about his coming out as an undocumented immigrant after winning the Pulitzer Prize. His journey is honest, poignant, and humorous. A lesser subject would have cut some of the material showing the strain of the situation on his familial relations, but the film never flinches from the raw story. [...]
The "catch an illegal immigrant" event was deeply offensive not only to undocumented immigrants like me, but also to our American citizen relatives, allies, and supporters, because it struck the kind of ignorant, dissonant chord we fight against every day. [...]
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