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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Undocumented workers make up 21 percent of California's agriculture industry and nearly half - 45 percent - of the state's construction industry, USC researchers said.
Workers fall into three legal status classes: citizens, green card holders, and undocumented workers.
According to Omani media reports, there are around 40,000 Bangladeshi, 4,000 Pakistanis and 3,000 Indian undocumented workers in Oman.
President Obama's executive orders on immigration, which are currently being held up in the courts, did not extend medical coverage under the Affordable Care Act to undocumented workers.
Earlier this month, LMRA chief executive Ausamah Al Absi travelled to Nepal and India, where he met officials and discussed a wide range of issues such as exploitative recruitment agents and undocumented workers.
He claimed that in Jeddah, there are nearly 10,000 undocumented OFWs who were not able to avail Saudi Arabia's amnesty program for undocumented workers to legalize their status or leave the country.
Most of these undocumented workers are willing to pay the money, go through the process, and go through the steps that are necessary to gain legal status.
Two chapters are devoted to the working conditions of undocumented workers and how their work benefits the US economy.
On April 6 last year, King Abdullah ordered a three-month reprieve to give undocumented workers time to correct their residency or labor status.
Presumably because some 11 million undocumented workers are already here, doing much of this work.
A union member fighting on behalf of non-unionized and oftentimes undocumented workers would seem counterproductive, but Mr.
ON A SUNNY MORNING IN EARLY June, a large group of mostly West African undocumented workers assembled at a square in central Paris to prepare for an unprecedented, month-long march for mass legalisation of undocumented workers across several European Union states.