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Topic - Jose Antonio Vargas
"It's 'illegal immigrant' no more" says The Associated Press, which banished the phrase from its usage guide on Tuesday — the latest stylistic edict for journalists who have juggled such terms as "undocumented worker" or "illegal alien," its politically incorrect variant.
At the witness table at Wednesday's Senate hearing on immigration reform sat the head of the labor union for immigration enforcement agents. Two seats away, at the same table, sat an illegal immigrant — testifying without fear of deportation thanks to President Obama's new policies.
New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.
The United States saw a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration last year, ending more than a decade of increases, according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau.
Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105.
Jose Antonio Vargas, a former Washington Post reporter, has come out of the closet and announced to the world that he is an illegal alien. In his tell-all confession, published in the New York Times Magazine, he outs not only himself, but others who abetted his illegal presence and employment in the United States, including The Post itself, which continued to employ him even after a member of the paper's management learned that he had lied about his citizenship.
For the past eight years, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas used a fake Oregon driver's license to help cover up a secret: He was an illegal immigrant.
Members of Congress have lectured colleagues about terminology, and two months ago Jose Antonio Vargas, a former reporter for The Washington Post who is an illegal immigrant, told a Senate committee not to call him illegal.
"When you inaccurately call me illegal, you not only dehumanize me, you're offending them," he said. "No human being is illegal."