IMMIGRATION:: Revised Definition Of ‘Anchor Baby’ Part Of Leftist Agenda, Critics Say – Fox News

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IMMIGRATION:: Revised Definition Of ‘Anchor Baby’ Part Of Leftist Agenda, Critics Say – Fox News

The term “anchor baby” was among roughly 10,000 words — including “hoodie” and “babydaddy” — added to the dictionary’s fifth edition last month.

A decision by the American Heritage Dictionary to revise its definition of “anchor baby” — labeling it an offensive and disparaging term — is an attempt to manipulate the “linguistic landscape” and push a leftist agenda, some opponents of illegal immigration say.

“Anchor baby” was among roughly 10,000 words — including “hoodie” and “babydaddy” — added to the dictionary’s fifth edition last month. The hot-button term, a noun, was initially defined as: “A child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially such a child born to parents seeking to secure eventual citizenship for themselves and often other members of their family.”

via Revised Definition Of ‘Anchor Baby’ Part Of Leftist Agenda, Critics Say | Fox News.

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