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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President Donald Trump said Friday he did not know about the dozens of undocumented workers employed at his golf courses over many years because he no longer runs his business.
Of the total violators, 278 were 'freelance' workers, 516 were unemployed, and 65 were undocumented workers. Muscat recorded the highest number of arrests with 566, followed by A'Dhakiliyah with 50.
Duterte said the issue of undocumented workers was one of the topics discussed during his meeting with King Abdullah II last Thursday.
'Undocumented workers will face stern action from the Thai government and Thailand has clearly announced that all Khmer and Vietnamese workers must be documented in order to work in the country.
'We have to remember that many undocumented workers do not wish to be in the situation they're in, and that the real, systemic causes of the problem should be addressed if authorities want to really put a stop to the influx of undocumented work,' she noted.
A total of 139 undocumented workers recruited for work abroad were rescued by authorities early Tuesday at the Port of Orion in Bataan, as they were waiting to be shipped to Micronesia.
Around 6,000 undocumented workers still have not signed up for repatriation.
The golf course operator was apprehended and fined for employing the undocumented workers.
Over the years, Agriprocessors had been accused of variety of abuses, from fraud to a litany of labor abuses to identity theft in order to obtain false work papers for undocumented workers. The fraud conviction stemmed from a raid by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement when 400 of these laborers were arrested.
Through his critical, cynical, and often humorous prose, Servin reconstructs stories that lend a raw, human element to the discourse of immigration, undocumented workers, and the very concept of being Mexican or American.
"A desire to decrease the number of undocumented workers in the country can never be an excuse to further victimise the vulnerable," said Cambodian lawmaker Mu Sochua, a board member of the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights.