Posted on September 7, 2017

Associate Press Refers to Illegal Immigrants as ‘Undocumented Citizens’

Amber Athey, Daily Caller, September 9, 2017

The Associated Press shirked their own style guide in a recently published article, using “undocumented citizens” in lieu of their usual “undocumented immigrants.”

The article with the strange reference was published on September 5 and discusses Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“The Chicago Sun-Times reports that school officials say about a third of the school’s students are undocumented citizens,” the AP wrote.


In 2013, the Associated Press dropped “illegal immigrant” from their stylebook.