04/04/2013 01:33 pm ET

OPINION: Will Obama Stop Using 'Illegal Immigrants' Completely?

Now that the Associated Press has banned the phrase “illegal immigrants” from the lexicon of all good journalists, some enterprising researchers have combed through history to determine how much the phrase has surfaced in the White House.

The answer: plenty.

President Obama, in fact, has used the term “illegal immigrant” 28 times during his presidency, beginning on his 51st day in office and as recently as late January of this year says Eric Ostermeier, director of Smart Politics, a research group at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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