by Dee Dee Garcia Blase
The Associated Press has more respect than the Spanish-speaking news media outlet via Telemundo in Arizona.
With thousands of Immigrants listening and calling in to Carlos Galindo‘ nationally syndicated daily Bilingual political talk show to opine, he has the finger on the pulse of the Immigrant community and he is demanding an apology from Telemundo for using “illegal immigrant” when reporting on a DPS officer who resigned following the discovery that she was in the US as an undocumented immigrant. Carmen Figueroa worked for DPS for 10 years, and says she was told by her family that she was born in the United States. A spokesperson for DPS said she would have been fired if she did not resign.
Shame on Telemundo Phoenix for allowing their reporter Diego Santiago to use the term “Inmigrante Ilegal” OVER and OVER again on the story he covered! Insensitive and inappropriate! Not only did he do that, he accused the Department of Public Safety Officer of being an “illegal Immigrant” without her having had due process. He should be utilizing the word alleged, and he shouldn’t be using the non-existent words “illegal Immigrants.”
Pedimos disculpas de @DiegoSantiagoTV por utilizar la Palabra “Inmigrante Ilegal” durante su reportaje en @TelemundoAZ @RealDeeDeeBlase
Boycott listening to Arizona Telemundo until they apologize for using “illegal immigrant” to Spanish-speaking audience on Spanish news.