Kudos to WBAY for Acknowledging Key Fact

WBAY ABC 2 |  3-14-2017


WMCF has featured several analyses recently concerning local media’s repeated habit of not acknowledging the difference between “immigrants” and “illegal immigrants.” This is an important distinction, especially when discussing laws and regulations regarding immigration reform.

On March 14, 2017, Channel 2 (WBAY) featured a report titled: “Credit card skimmers found in Green Bay; two men from Cuba arrested.” Watch the report here.

To WMCF’s gratification, the reporter took the time to acknowledge that one of the individuals arrested for committing the crime was “here illegally” and was being placed on “an immigration hold.” This is a small point, but a very important point – one that often gets glossed over by the media.

Kudos to Channel 2 for taking the time to recognize that the legal status of individuals perpetrating crimes should be a fact worth reporting.

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