Which university is banning ‘derogatory’ phrase ‘illegal immigrant’?

Which university is banning ‘derogatory’ phrase ‘illegal immigrant’?

There was some minor uproar earlier this year when the Associated Press announced it would no longer be using the term “illegal immigrant,” saying the word “‘illegal’ should only describe an action,” not a person. Now the University of California, Los Angeles has jumped into the fray, with the university’s undergraduate student government unanimously voting to condemn the use of the “racially derogatory” term.

UCLA campus paper The Daily Bruin reported on the vote last week, which was called in response to ex-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano being named the next president of the University of California, as well as “general concerns about undocumented students feeling unwelcome on UCLA’s campus.”

Members of the Undergraduate Students Association Council argued the language change is the right thing to do.

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