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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(176) This means that for an illegal alien to benefit from the equal protection of the laws, either the right concerned has to be fundamental or the regulation of the right must impose "a lifetime hardship" on the class of illegal aliens.
Student loan interest Although this is an above-the-line deduction and not a credit, a qualifying taxpayer could deduct interest paid on a qualified student loan on behalf of an illegal alien. The taxpayer cannot file as married filing separately and must have MAGI less than $165,000 if married filing jointly or $80,000 for others.
The real problem here is not that illegal aliens who work and live here enjoy the rights of "the people," including the right to keep and bear arms.
This occurs frequently when one discusses the education of illegal-alien schoolchildren because of the lingering perception that illegal aliens do not contribute to the tax base.
NLRB, the United States Supreme Court was asked to determine whether an illegal alien was entitled to back pay for his employer's violation of the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA").
According to the authors, some of the organizations that facilitate illegal aliens in the U.S.
Tyson Foods Inc., which employs more than 1,000 people at its plant in Blountsville, says it pleaded not guilty to all charges in an alleged conspiracy to smuggle illegal aliens into the U.S.
Because she is an illegal alien, her husband's death benefits will be taxed at 60 per cent of their value, forcing her and her sons out of the family home.
Illegal aliens living in the United States provide a fertile ground for litigation.
Concern over an illegal alien she harbored in her home caused Linda Chavez to remove herself from consideration for secretary of Labor on January 9.
Using a single-period game, it shows that by imposing a penalty on each apprehended illegal alien, the host country will increase the motivation of the source country to expend money for preventing illegal immigration.
In 1994, the INS estimated the illegal alien population at 3.85 million.