Geraldo calls the term “illegal alien” a cheap shot. Sally Kohn says it is a slur. So does this guy. The term is verboten at many newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, which prefers to say “immigrants who either entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas.”

ICE, by contrast, refers to illegal aliens as, well, “illegal aliens.”

A sampling:

ICE illegal aliens v2


Just kidding. We couldn’t care less. But we’re surprised liberals aren’t jumping up and down about this.


‘Absolute self-parody’: Sally Kohn likens term ‘illegals’ to racial, anti-gay slurs

Geraldo Rivera: ‘illegal alien’ maybe not racist-y, but it’s totally a cheap shot

Pathetic: Associated Press officially drops ‘illegal immigrant’ from Stylebook; Update: More media to follow?

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