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First United Methodist bans term ‘illegal immigrant’ as ‘dehumanizing’

Immigration » Debate over the volatile issues begins with the language used.

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"I am encouraged," Romero said. "This community should be sensitive to communities that are persecuted, and describing individuals with insensitive terms undermines our state’s history and culture."

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The Associated Press says “illegal immigrant” is the correct term to describe a person who has entered a country illegally or who resides in a country in violation of civil or criminal law. The wire service style guide warns against using “alien.”

The Salt Lake Tribune is in discussions over whether it should lift its current ban on the term “illegal immigrant.”

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