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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Journalists Organization Votes to End Use of Terms "Illegal Alien" and "Illegal Immigrant"

Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average.

Courtesy of mediabistro.com:



"WHEREAS, the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics urges all journalists to be 'honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information' and;


"WHEREAS, mainstream news reports are increasingly using the politically charged phrase 'illegal immigrant' and the more offensive and bureaucratic 'illegal alien' to describe undocumented immigrants, particularly Latinos and;


"WHEREAS, a fundamental principle embedded in our U.S. Constitution is that everyone (including non-citizens) is considered innocent of any crime until proven guilty in a court of law and;


"WHEREAS, this constitutional doctrine, often described as 'innocent-until-proven-guilty,' applies not just to U.S. Citizens but to everyone in the United States and;


"WHEREAS, only the court system, not reporters and editors, can decide when a person has committed an illegal act and;


"WHEREAS, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists is also concerned with the increasing use of pejorative and potentially inaccurate terms to describe the estimated 11 million undocumented people living in the United States;


"THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Society of Professional Journalists convention of delegates: urges journalists and style guide editors to stop the use of illegal alien and encourage continuous discussion and re-evaluation of the use of illegal immigrant in news stories."


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  1. USC's Avatar
    "Journalists Organization Votes to End Use of Terms "Illegal Alien" and "Illegal Immigrant"

    Actually, they have voted ONLY to stop the use of Illegal Alien and not Illegal Immigrant. See below:

    "THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Society of Professional Journalists convention of delegates: urges journalists and style guide editors to stop the use of illegal alien and encourage continuous discussion and re-evaluation of the use of illegal immigrant in news stories."


  2. Another Voice's Avatar
    Good moral move however the politically correct terminology used is the last things these immigrants worry about. But I guess in terms of perception and how the media chooses to refer to people may buy some goodwill with the population.
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