The Associated Press announced Tuesday it is dropping the term illegal immigrant from its style guide to describe people who have entered the U.S. illegally or are overstaying a visa.
A blog post by AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said, “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term ‘illegal immigrant’ or the use of ‘illegal’ to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that ‘illegal’ should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.”
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