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Headline term is pejorative

To the editor:
Thank you for highlighting the issue of immigration in the page-one Capsules of your Nov. 20/21 editions.

While the article is informative, the headline’s use of “illegal aliens” is pejorative. Advocates, including Pope John Paul II in his many remarkable, far-reaching documents urging broader protection of immigrants, do not use the word “illegal” but instead refer to “undocumented immigrants (or aliens).”

Gaye Moorhead, RSM

Blossom Road


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