Illegal Alien

(redirected from Illegal immigration)
Also found in: Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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."
References in periodicals archive ?
He suggested improving the country's economic situation and providing services for citizens, explaining that the reasons behind illegal immigration are due to poor conditions in the homeland.
The European Union will also strengthen cooperation with Turkey and the countries concerned in the Middle East, including Iraq and Lebanon to deal with illegal immigration.
The report also said that as Turkey is located between developed Western countries and those underdeveloped countries with violence and financial problems, it is one of the world's most used immigration routes, adding that unless this difference in the level of welfare between those two groups of countries disappears, illegal immigration will not cease.
Romney felt it necessary to thwart the advance of his conservative challengers by buying into the most conservative positions on illegal immigration.
Italian ANSA News Agency reported that Prime Minister Berlusconi had said, on Friday, that it is very likely that a final decision be taken on this file of illegal immigration, after his meeting with the Tunisian authorities, adding that "repatriation is the key solution for all of us.
The Greeks explained to us that this is an initiative to combat illegal immigration through Turkey and that it is not aimed against Turkey or Turkish citizens.
The Syrian work paper on illegal immigration included proposals on curbing illegal immigration and benefiting from immigration in the development process through increasing international organizations activities to limit regional and international conflicts and deal with social, economic and political problems on the national level being motivating factors for immigration.
Summary: Tetouan - Police and customs services in the northern town of Bab Sebta foiled an illegal immigration attempt towards Spain, police sources said on Tuesday.
Last week Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered a crackdown on the growing problem of illegal immigration.
Illegal Immigration poses the questions "Is illegal immigration a serious problem for the US?
Weigel pulls the mainstream media trick of labeling people who are against illegal immigration as anti-immigration.
As for immigrants coming here to get on welfare, a report by Hans Johnson at the Public Policy Institute of California graphs the relationship between illegal immigration and employment rates over the last 15 years.