illegal alien

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illegal 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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; immigrationimmigration,
entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important.
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5% more likely to be performed by an undocumented worker than by a local, documented worker (Bump, 2015).
He was working on the case of Carlos Gomez, an undocumented worker who is owed thousands of dollars in wages and who was beaten by his employer for leaving that person's job site to find work at another.
economy as an undocumented worker, suffering further abuses from
Bacon's careful exploration of what it means to be an undocumented worker begins in Emeryville, California, with the story of picketing hotel workers.
Using administrative data from the state of Georgia, this paper investigates the incidence of undocumented worker employment across firms and how it affects firm survival.
Garcia, an undocumented worker who already had been deported four times and was wanted on suspicion of attempted murder in Baldwin Park, was the prime suspect in March's slaying.
And last year in the tiny New Hampshire town of New Ipswich, the sheriff charged a local undocumented worker with trespassing on public land, just for existing on American soil.
According to the National Employment Law Project, courts in nine states have supported the undocumented worker.
Very few contractors don't have an undocumented worker at some point," says one source who requested anonymity.