illegal alien

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illegal alien (plural illegal aliens)

  1. (sometimes offensive) A person who is within the boundaries of a political state without the authorization of the government of that state; a national of another country who has entered or stayed without permission.

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The use of "illegal" to describe a person rather than an action is often regarded as offensive.[1]

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  1. ^ https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-5