Confirmed victory
Petitioning The American Heritage Dictionary

Label the Term "Anchor baby" as derogatory or Remove it from the dictionary


In the American Heritage Dictionary the term Anchor baby is as defined - 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.

The term is a derogatory statement and should be labeled as such. The definition of the word makes it sound like the purpose of undocumented people coming to a country is to intentionally have babies only to secure them a spot for later citizenship. This definition is simply not true and it is no one's sole purpose to do to use their children in such a way. it's dehumanizing, an attack on an innocent child and says more about the user of such a term than the one being labeled.

So we need to label this term a derogatory or remove it from the dictionary!

Letter to
The American Heritage Dictionary
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The American Heritage Dictionary.

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Label the Term "Anchor baby" as derogatory or Remove it from the dictionary

In the American Heritage Dictionary the term Anchor baby is as defined - 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.

The term is a derogatory statement and should be labeled as such. The definition of the word makes it sound like the purpose of undocumented people coming to a country is to intentionally have babies only to secure them a spot for later citizenship. This definition is simply not true and it is no one's sole purpose to do to use their children in such a way. So we need to label this term a derogatory or remove it from the dictionary!
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Sincerely,