It started with a questionable broadcast and has evolved into a fight over rhetoric.
Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), an advocacy group that was started by the American Friends Service Committee, is calling on community members to contact Denver’s Channel 7 News and encourage the station to stop using the term “illegal immigrant.”
Earlier in the month, the channel aired an “investigation” that was supposed to revolve around the undocumented and driver’s licenses. But as Colorado Media Matters found, the story had many factual problems:
The call for action comes after members of the immigrant community met with managers at the station to discuss the segment.
CFIR has recommended using the term “undocumented immigrant” or simply “immigrant” when producing news stories.