Here’s some happy news to start the school year. Last week, the Undergraduate Students Association at the University of California, Los Angeles unanimously passed a proposition to endorse our Drop the i-word campaign and stop using the term “illegal immigrant.”

The college newspaper the Daily Bruin reports that the decision was made, in part, as a sign of respect to the school’s undocumented students. It’s an important move, especially in light of Janet Napolitano’s move from the Department of Homeland Security to head the University of California.

(h/t Huffington Post)

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