Monday, May 15, 2006

Local paper has an aversion to the "i" word

The post 'Pew Hispanic Center analyzes Census data but just can't bring itself to use the "i" word when referring to illegal immigrants' documented a recurring aversion by some to the use of the characterization of 'illegal immigrant'.

It seems that aversion is afflicting local reporters as well. This morning's Enquirer has a story entitled 'Raids fill Hispanics with fear' in which the following sentence is reported (emphasis added):

On Tuesday, 76 allegedly undocumented immigrants had been arrested in Florence.
But here's how the official News Release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) characterizes the incident:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Amul R. Thapar, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, today announced the arrest of four construction supervisors of Fischer Homes Inc. and 76 illegal alien workers at Fischer Homes construction sites in Kentucky.

Related: BizzyBlog's Two Illegal Immigration Topics President Bush Won’t Talk About Tonight


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