AP Drops 'Illegal Immigrant' From Stylebook

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AP Drops 'Illegal Immigrant' From Stylebook The Associated Press, the largest news-gathering outlet in the world, will no longer use the term "illegal immigrant." The news came in the form of a blog entry authored by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on Tuesday afternoon, which explained that the decision is part of the company's on-going attempt to rid their Stylebook of labels. "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," Carroll wrote.

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