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Tuesday, September 27 2016 @ 04:42 AM EDT

Fernando Chavez Reacts to the NYT’s Announcement on the “I-Word”


Statement by Fernando Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez, on the New York Times' announcement regarding the use of the word "illegal." Chavez delivered a MoveOn.org petition signed by over 51,000 people started by his mother, Helen Chavez, to the New York Times today urging them to stop using the word "illegal" when referring to immigrants.

"We are encouraged by the New York Times' announcement that it will urge reporters to use terms other than 'illegal' to describe individuals who have overstayed their visas or entered the United States without documentation. Describing human beings as 'illegal' is inappropriate and degrading. We will watch closely to see whether reporters take this recommendation to heart, or whether further action is needed."

SIGN THE PETITION HERE: http://signon.org/sign/it-is-never-too-late


by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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