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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In reality, the credit union has a duty not to serve the illegal alien.
If proponents' concerns for the welfare of illegal aliens are sincere, they ought to recognize that citizenship itself is the first and most important issue to be addressed, from which the rights and privileges of being an American flow.
67) In Flores, the defendant "was indicted on a charge of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.
Sanders notes that "[t]hose who support the elimination of social services to illegal aliens argue that such programs attract illegal immigration.
6) The longshoreman was an illegal alien who had resided in the U.
They estimate that there are up to 30 million illegal aliens in this country.
The court said the IRCA was enacted to prohibit employers from hiring illegal aliens and that it placed on employers the burden of obtaining documentation that an applicant can legally seek employment.
It is also assumed that each uncaught illegal alien causes loss, A, to the receiving country.
The civil penalties range from $250 to $2,000 per illegal alien employee for the first violation and $2,000 to $5,000 per illegal alien employee for a second violation.
Illegal aliens are afraid to report crimes or fires.
He falsely claimed to be an agricultural worker under the 1986 illegal alien amnesty law and snagged a green card that allowed him to travel back and forth to Pakistan for Al Qaeda training.