illegal immigrant


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illegal immigrant

n. an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa. (See: alien)

illegal immigrant

an illegal entrant being a person unlawfully entering, or seeking to enter, in breach of a deportation order or of the immigration laws and includes a person who has so entered: Immigration Act 1971.
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There are now about 8 to 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.
not representative of the overall illegal immigrant population, have produced a set of stereotypes that are challenged in this article.
And, she adds, because the laws fail to target employers who provide jobs for illegal immigrants in the garment-making, building, and cleaning trades, they probably won't stem the tide of newcomers.
Though three of the illegal immigrants in that case had lengthy rap sheets for violent crimes, the city "never notified the INS.
This has made it much more difficult for illegal immigrants to return home to see their families.
Adding to the obstacles faced by middle-class students is a trend among many state university systems to offer admission and subsidized in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants.
As the year-long legalization program draws to a close, there are hundreds of thousands of Evas: illegal immigrants too poor, confused, or afraid to capitalize on its one-time offer.
It is also, of course, far more feasible than the fantasy of deporting the 9 million to 11 million illegal immigrants who are already here.
But it measured a population hospitals and doctors can't: illegal immigrants.