enemy alien

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enemy alien:

see alienalien,
in law, any person residing in one political community while owing allegiance to another. A procedure known as naturalization permits aliens to become citizens.

Each nation establishes conditions upon which aliens will be admitted, and makes laws concerning them.
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When Canada declared war on Italy on June 10, 1940, the government used the War Measures Act to label all Italian citizens over the age of 18 as enemy aliens.
to be enemy aliens held in confinement in Japan as a result of
Although they had registered with French authorities on entering the country, once war was declared, they were regarded as enemy aliens.
There was a List of these enemy aliens who aimed to take over Earth, and Daniel has inherited his parents' Alien powers and super intelligence.
The Supreme Court, in rejecting arguments by the Solicitor General that judicial access through a writ of habeas corpus was precluded by the Presidential Proclamation, stated that "neither the Proclamation nor the fact they are enemy aliens forecloses consideration by the courts of petitioners' contention that the Constitution and laws of the United States constitutionally enacted forbid their trial by military commission.
As Americans and enemy aliens they had to find a way to escape, and quickly.
Their story - and the key role played by Wales in their training - is told in a new book, The King's Most Loyal Enemy Aliens.
The second generation, citizens by virtue of being born here in the United States, suffered the duress that their parents may or could or would be deported as enemy aliens as part of a prisoner exchange, since clearly we were not going to capture Japanese soldiers in the numbers that our soldiers were being captured in the Pacific war.
The subject of internment of enemy aliens has attracted various authors in recent years so that we now have a number of studies, both published and in the form of dissertations.
I thought they were detained or returned if they were determined to be suspected enemy aliens.
Persons situated at different positions on the hierarchy received differential treatment from the courts, with the Irish faring even worse than enemy aliens.