A prominent center-right group working to bring more Latino voters to the Republican Party sent out a memo urging the GOP to start referring to immigrants without papers as “undocumented immigrants,” reports Color Lines.
Via Color Lines:
“When talking about immigrants: Do use ‘undocumented immigrant’ when referring to those here without documentation,” read the memo sent out by The Hispanic Leadership Network(HLN) that was obtained by The Hill.
HLN is co-chaired by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez. The organization identifies as an “advocacy action group focused on engaging the Hispanic community on center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government and individual empowerment.”
The leaked memo also urged members of the GOP to stop using the words ‘illegals,’ ‘aliens’ and the term ‘anchor baby.’
“Tone and rhetoric will be key in the days and weeks ahead as both liberals and conservatives lay out their perspectives. Please consider these tonally sensitive messaging points as you discuss immigration, regardless of your position,” HLN executive director Jennifer Korn wrote in the memo.
Read more at Color Lines.