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    AP Refers To Illegal Immigrants As ‘Undocumented Citizens’

    12:25 PM 09/07/2017
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    The Associated Press shirked their own style guide in a Thursday article, using “undocumented citizens” in lieu of their usual “undocumented immigrants.”

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    From the Associated Press: "undocumented citizens"

    8:54 AM - 7 Sep 2017

    The article with the strange reference was published on September 5 and discusses Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

    “The Chicago Sun-Times reports that school officials say about a third of the school’s students are undocumented citizens,” the AP wrote.

    In the same piece, AP also failed to explain that DACA only protects immigrants in the country illegally, not all “young immigrants” as is written in the article’s lede.

    It is unclear why the undocumented or illegal students would be referred to as “citizens.” The Chicago Sun-Times article that the AP links to never refers to illegal or undocumented immigrants as “undocumented citizens,” making the addition even more puzzling.

    In 2013, the Associated Press dropped “illegal immigrant” from their stylebook and said they would not describe people as illegal, but would instead focus on people’s actions being illegal.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/07/ap...nted-citizens/
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    Undocumented "citizens from other countries" who have no right or authorization to be on our soil.
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    Why in the world should we fear NK or any other foreign nation. We have enough enemies in our own country to destroy it.

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    AP tangling itself up in goodspeak

    by Becket Adams | Sep 7, 2017, 5:42 PM

    In the era of instant internet outrage, it makes sense for businesses to avoid using language that might offend consumers. But if you're a major news organization, this ought not to be done at the expense of the English language.

    That is, a news organization can't sacrifice clear and precise language for the sake of trying not to offend this group or that group. Twisting words into unrecognizable shapes is a major disservice to all readers.

    Consider, for example, the Associated Press' report this week on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's assurances to Chicago students who are also recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

    The story, titled "Mayor: Chicago Students Welcome as Trump Ending DACA Program," opens by referring to those who may be affected by the White House's moves on DACA, an Obama-era policy whereby illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors can receive renewable two-year deportation deferments, as "young immigrants."

    The story then refers to those same "young immigrants" as "undocumented citizens."

    Well, which one is it? Are they undocumented, or are they citizens? You can't have it both ways, no matter how badly you'd like to avoid using possibly controversial language.

    How is someone involved in DACA, which, again, stands for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," an "undocumented citizen"? Why would a citizen be involved in DACA anyway?

    The obvious answer to these questions is that the AP tripped itself up in its desire to avoid hot-button language. This fear of controversy occasionally has groups like the AP, which did not respond to the Washington Examiner's multiple requests for comment, producing nonsensical blather.

    This bit of nonsense from the AP, which is continually updating its stylebook's immigration language, is clearly the result of them trying to avoid controversy. But in doing so, it twisted words that have very definite meanings into a contradictory heap of meaninglessness.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ap...rticle/2633760
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    In a Youtube segment, someone was saying President Trump was going to deport thousands of law abiding Americans.

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