Drop the I-Word Blog

Headlines: Another Victory! USA Today Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'!


on Apr 12, 2013 12:04PM

The newspaper with the largest print circulation in the U.S. just got on the right side of history, and more.

Headlines: The I-Word Is Out at the AP. Will the NYT and LAT Be Next?


on Apr 8, 2013 1:04PM

Who’s dropping the i-word? Your roundup of the week’s news.

Hey New York Times, Get With The Times: New Drop The I-Word Video!


on Apr 4, 2013 10:04AM

Tell the New York Times: dropping the i-word is in.

Associated Press Stylebook Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'


on Apr 2, 2013 1:04PM

The Associated Press announced on Tuesday they will no longer recommend journalists use the term illegal immigrant when referring to immigrants in the United States without legal permission.

From ABC News Univision, 7 Politicians Who've Dropped The I-Word


on Apr 1, 2013 2:04PM

Here’s seven politicians embracing a humane approach to the discussion.

Open letter from Drop the I-Word to The New York Times


on Oct 1, 2012 1:10PM

Drop the I-Word’s open letter to The New York Times following a blog post about reporter Julia Preston’s reasons for using the i-word.

Julio Salgado: Creating Undocu-Love and Undocu-Queer Art


on Mar 15, 2012 2:03PM

Julio Salgado from Dreamers Adrift talks about his identity and the people and movement that inspire him to create Undocu-Queer and Undocu-Love images.

Undocumented Army Wife: "I define myself. My name is Fanny."


on Mar 14, 2012 1:03PM

Fanny Martinez of the Latino Youth Action League shared her story as a grad student and an army wife in a moving speech at this year’s Coming Out of the Shadows rally in Chicago. She wants politicians to stop playing with the lives of undocumented people.

My name is Fernanda; I am UndocuQueer, unafraid, & unashamed!


on Mar 13, 2012 12:03PM

Fernanda Marroquin shares a very personal story about the pain and triumph along her journey as she came out of the shadows and proudly embraced the two sides of her UndocuQueer identity.

I am a Strong and Beautiful Undocumented Leader


on Mar 12, 2012 9:03AM

Dulce Guerrero talks about the importance of mental health support for undocumented people and The National Immigrant Youth Alliance’s new UndocuHealth initiative.