Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Editor’s Corner: If ‘Unauthorized’ is Good Enough for the Supreme Court…

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Charles Garcia says the phrase "illegal immigrant" is a slur.  Ruben Navarrette disagrees.  The Supreme Court and I take a different tack altogether.  In Arizona et al. v. United States, the majority opinion consistently uses the term "unauthorized" to modify the words "alien," "worker," "employee" and "employment."  Only when quoting other sources - or older Supreme Court decisions - does the Court use