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Drop the I-Word Anniversary

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Five years ago, the Associated Press dropped the term ‘illegal immigrant’ from its style guide.

Today is the anniversary of an important victory. Five years ago, the Associated Press dropped the term ‘illegal immigrant’ from its style guide ushering in a new era of the way professional journalists report on undocumented communities. They did so to separate the person from the action in their coverage. There is so much work still to be done but this victory signaled a shift - to accurate, fair representations that aren't applied in discriminatory ways. A shift that won’t be stopped. Not even by this administration and the great lengths it’s going to to target immigrants. Many of the people and organizations integral to this win are still actively fighting to protect them. Here’s short list:

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