‘Illegal’? Call Them What They Are

by Ian Tuttle

“Linking immigrants to language like ‘illegals’ (the i-word) is dehumanizing, racist, confuses the immigration debate and it’s just not legally accurate.” So says the Drop the I-Word campaign, launched two years ago by the Applied Research Center, a “racial justice think tank.”

But should we “drop the i-word”? I tackle the question in my piece today.

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