principal alien

Definition of "principal alien"
  1. An immigrant who applies for lawful status and whose legal status can extend to their spouse and unmarried minor children under immigration laws
How to use "principal alien" in a sentence
  1. The principal alien, after gaining his visa, was able to bring his wife and children to the United States.
  2. The immigration lawyer worked on the case of the principal alien.
  3. After the principal alien was granted citizenship, his minor children also gained legal status.

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