According to the AP blog, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll says:
The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person.So, what should they call them?
I kinda like Jay Leno's suggestion (as quoted by Andrew Malcom):
AP, the world's largest newsgathering organization, bans the term 'illegal immigrant.' From now on AP will call them 'undocumented Democrats.'Maybe there's a better term for an illegal immigrant.
Foreign invader, perhaps?