Illegal Alien

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Illegal Alien

A foreigner not permitted to reside or work in a country. One may be an illegal alien if one overstays a visa, works in violation of one's visa or enters a country illegally in the first place. Illegal aliens may face jail time and/or deportation. Companies that hire illegal aliens also are subject to sanctions. The term is sometimes considered derogatory; some prefer "undocumented worker."
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IRCA mandates criminal an civil penalties for employers that knowingly hire illegal aliens.
There's been a lack of trustworthy information," said Hernando Caicedo of the Mission San Juan, a Washington group that helps illegal aliens apply.
The facility houses up to 150 illegal aliens and is accredited by the American Corrections Association.
Yet, in the six years President Obama has been in office, he has outright refused to enforce our immigration laws and proudly declared he will give benefits to illegal aliens.
Pardon me, but if I hear one more time that we can't deport 12 million illegal aliens I'm headed for the backyard to howl at the moon.
Eliot Spitzer's proposal to grant driver's licenses to illegal aliens is no more than political pandering to vocal interest groups and cheap labor employers.
When the "We Are America" folks hold their boycott on May 1, are they also going to encourage illegal aliens to stay away from our medical emergency rooms and welfare offices?
In the early 1990s the rallying cry of conservative xenophobe demagogues, mostly from the Republican Party, was the financial burden posed to taxpayers by illegal aliens who drained public coffers by receiving social services such as welfare or the benefits of a free education.
Immigration hard-liners lament that businesses and local politicians oppose tough measures against illegal aliens, but they rarely stop to wonder if there are good reasons for this opposition.
15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that illegal aliens in the process of being deported are getting amnestied with little attention, as Congress focuses on the five million illegal alien parents of U.
Escondido, California, in northern San Diego county, has long been a destination for many illegal aliens from Mexico.
But if Villaraigosa is truly interested in solving the housing crunch, he should do something about the illegal aliens who require this extra housing.