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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Standing outside the White House before departing for his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, reporters asked Trump about his knowledge of undocumented workers employed there and at his other clubs.
Some of the undocumented workers found in the ship said they were recruited to work as performers, waiters and disc jockeys for an event in Micronesia.
Undersecretary Arriola said the Department is concerned about the more than 6,000 undocumented workers who still have not signed up for repatriation and who the Embassy believe would register only during the last few days before the amnesty deadline.
In fact, the (http://www.ppic.org/main/publication_show.asp?i=818) Public Policy Institute of California predicted  about 2.7 million of the nation's approximately 11 million undocumented workers live in the state.
However, even with the intensified immigration control enforcement efforts, the share of undocumented workers dropped in only a few industries, such as construction (Passel, 2015).
In this mini-doc shot in a high-traffic smuggling corridor, watch a "coyote" moving undocumented workers through the woods, listen to a Guatemalan teenager recount her journey to South Texas and ride along with a busy team of U.S.
"Illegal workers will be allowed to leave the country as long as they don't have any pending cases," said the official, urging the undocumented workers to take advantage of the offer to avoid legal problems.
(Bloomberg Politics) -- The California Senate voted Tuesday to allow undocumented workers living in the state to obtain medical insurance through its Obamacare health exchange.
"It could be a two or three-month period during which the undocumented workers can leave.
Despite being undocumented workers (without legal resident or work permits as per the Kingdom's labor and residency regulations), they are still citizens of the Philippines and are also contributing to the Philippine economy by sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to their respective families back home," said Saleh Bucay, Riyadh-based community leader.
Two chapters are devoted to the working conditions of undocumented workers and how their work benefits the US economy.