The memo contains some amusingly obvious advice: "Don't say illegals," "don't say anchor babies," and "don't say 'electric fence'" are among some of its common-sense words of wisdom. You can read the full list at The Hill. Some excerpts:
When engaging in conversation or doing an interview on immigration reform:
Do acknowledge that 'Our current immigration system is broken and we need to fix it'
Don't begin with 'We are against amnesty'
Note: Most everyone is against amnesty and this is interpreted as being against any reform.
When addressing securing our borders:
Do use the wording 'enforcement of our borders includes more border patrol, technology, and building a fence where it makes sense'
Don't use phrases like 'send them all back,' electric fence,' 'build a wall along the entire border'
When talking about immigrants:
Do use 'undocumented immigrant' when referring to those here without documentation
Don't use the word 'illegals' or 'aliens'
Don't use the term 'anchor baby'
When addressing amnesty and earned legal status:
Don't label earned legal status as amnesty
Don't characterize all Hispanics as undocumented and all undocumented as Hispanics