resident alien

Definition of "resident alien"
  1. A non-U.S. citizen living in the United States, classified either as a permanent resident, conditional resident, or returning resident
How to use "resident alien" in a sentence
  1. As a resident alien, he had to renew his visa periodically.
  2. Her status changed from visitor to resident alien after she got her green card.
  3. Being a resident alien, she has the right to live and work in the U.S.

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