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Terminology history and usage: alien and illegal alien


An immigrant is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as "a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence".

'Surge' of illegals at border going mostly unseen

Many hiding in Mexican transfer trucks
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
National News

Reports have started to surface about a new surge at the U.S.-Mexico border at a time when many Americans remain unnerved over reports of rapes and killings perpetrated by illegal aliens ...

Changes in Cuban laws lead to a surge of migrants arriving in U.S. by land, sea and air

Fox News Latino
Friday, October 10, 2014
National News

The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most are now passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S.

House will proceed with individual immigration bills once lawmakers return to Washington

House chairman rejects 'special' citizenship path
The Denver Post
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
National News

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is rejecting the idea of giving immigrants in the U.S. illegally a special pathway to citizenship.

Obamacare backlash a lifeline for Immigration Reform [amnesty]

Pressure seems to be working-in first weeks of the congressional recess, a number of Republicans have come forward in support of Imigration Reform
ABC News
Monday, August 19, 2013
National News

Distaste for one of President Obama's priorities seems to be offering a lifeline to a second.

One is already law; the other is working its way through Congress. One is Obamacare; the other, immigration reform.

RNC Ups Immigration Reform Pressure On Congressional GOP — But Rejects Path To Citizenship

President Barack Obama has said that any immigration reform bill must include a path to citizenship.
'Swampland' Time Magazine
Friday, August 16, 2013
National News

The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday calling on Congress to pass an immigration reform bill by the end of the year—but it stopped well short of the bipartisan compromise passed by the Senate earlier this year, omitting a “path to citizenship” for any class of illegal immigrant.

[House] Majority whip calls for immigration system 'that actually works'

Sees ways for Republicans to work toward legal status for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants [illegal aliens]
Orange County Register-Washington Bureau
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
National News
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said in an interview Monday that he sees ways for Republicans to work toward legal status for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants, but cautioned that border security must come first.


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