The Alternative English Dictionary: illegal alien

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illegal alien
noun: {{en-noun}}
  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 enter or stay without permission.
The use of "illegal" to describe a person rather than an action is often regarded as offensive.https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-5 Synonyms: (person within a state without authorization) illegal, undocumented alien; unlawful non-citizen (Australia)
hyponyms:
  • (person within a state without authorization) illegal immigrant, undocumented immigrant

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