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== Resident Aliens, the book ==♥ There is a Wikipedia article for the book titled Resident Aliens however a search for "Resident Aliens" takes you straight the page regarding alien (law)

I seems like there ought to be some kind of link to the book at the top of the Alien (law) page.

Cphillipsxyz 22:10, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Incomplete list of alien types[edit]

The very first entry in the list should read thus:

Types of "alien" persons (not only in the U.S. context) are:

--AVM (talk) 02:30, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Newspaper style guide?[edit]

The term illegal alien as a pejorative commonly refers to a foreign national who resides in another country unlawfully, either by entering that country at a place other than a designated port-of-entry or as result of the expiration of a non-immigrant visa.[3] A tourist who has the present intent to leave would be included as a legal alien described above. Today the preferred term is illegal immigrant, particularly if this person intends to remain in the country indefinitely.This is problematic, as the term has accepted legal use and the statutes make no reference to pejorative. I woulds like to remove or modify this.--Die4Dixie (talk) 07:19, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Its not only pejorative but propaganda.
Therefore > /* Specific jurisdictions */ "illegal" replaced with " unauthorised" or is that "alien with disputed status" anyway its for the courts to decide whats illegal or not.--Theo Pardilla (talk) 11:41, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
That's rediculous, there is nothing "pojorative" about the term "Illegal Alien". It's an "official" term that it used to describe a specific illegal act by a specific person or group of people. It does not imply anything more than a person is in a country "illegally", or not in accordance with the law. Secondly, the courts have already decided what is illegal and what is not. There are legal aliens and illegal aliens. Your logic implies, that referring to a bank robber as a criminal would also be "pojorative". While an Illegal Alien might not appreciate the reference, it is both relevant as well as "official". As such, it has an "official" definition as described in cited resources.
While I may disagree with whether or not it is propaganda, keep in mind that propaganda can be true or untrue. Only the "NATURE" in which a statement or comment is used, makes it propaganda, NOT the subject matter. So that point would be irrelevant either way. (talk) 12:36, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Guest worker status[edit]

Can someone verify if they are generally considered esidents, i.e.not ourists? They would be subject to rules not applying to tourists but to rresidents. LaidOff (talk) 14:48, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Term alien[edit]

So what do USA call it when they are visited by ET? (talk) 11:04, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Non-resident Alien[edit]

I do some work (computer system administration) for a US university, whilst I'm in the UK. I've not visited the US for several years, and when I did, it was totally unrelated to this work. For the purposes of payment, I'm considered a "non-resident alien", yet I never even go to the US. All the article seems to refer to people actually being in the country, but I'm never there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:05, 26 May 2010 (UTC)


i fixed up some vandalism that was in categorisation —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:31, 2 February 2011 (UTC)