Clinton Vows to Stop Saying ‘Illegal Immigrants’
In an effort to become more politically correct, Hillary Clinton has vowed not to say “illegal immigrants” anymore.
In reality, political correctness is easy to achieve when you are up against the Donald Trumps of the world.
“On behalf of the organization I founded, Define American, and the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in this country — including myself — I am asking all the presidential candidates to recognize that #wordsmatter by committing to not using the term ‘illegal’ when referencing the undocumented population,” Vargas asked Clinton on Facebook.
“Yes, I will. As I’ve said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected,” Clinton responded.
“I’ve talked about undocumented immigrants hundreds of times and fought for years for comprehensive immigration reform,” Clinton continued in her Facebook response. “We are a country built by immigrants and our diversity makes us stronger as a nation — it’s something to be proud of, celebrate, and defend. -H.”
The Hill reports:
As immigration reform has become a hot-button issue in the 2016 election, there have been repeated calls for politicians to shy away from using “illegal” when describing undocumented immigrants. They say the term is offensive.
The Associated Press issued a change in the AP Stylebook in April to refrain from using the term.
Vargas, previously a journalist at the Washington Post and Huffington Post, in 2011 revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant. He has since been one of the public faces of the immigration reform effort.
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