Cognitive Dissonance

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Illegal immigration: Entering or residing in a country in violation of civil or criminal law.

Except in direct quotes essential to the story, use “illegal” only to refer to an action, not a person: “illegal immigration,” but not “illegal immigrant.” Acceptable variations include “living in” or “entering a country illegally” or “without legal permission.”

Except in direct quotations, do not use the terms illegal alien, an illegal, illegals or undocumented.

Do not describe people as violating immigration laws without attribution.

Effective Tuesday, the Associated Press dropped the use of “illegal immigrant” in its reporting. An excerpt of the new guideline is quoted above.

I just want to put this in bold: "Use ‘illegal’ only to refer to an action, not a person"

Filed under AP Associated Press Media Immigration no one is illegal undocumented persons

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