special immigrant

Definition of "special immigrant"
  1. A person who can apply for a U.S. green card based on certain specific laws, often including religious workers, ex-U.S. government employees, and long-practicing foreign doctors
How to use "special immigrant" in a sentence
  1. After ten years of service, the embassy worker could apply for a green card as a special immigrant.
  2. The church has sponsored several special immigrants to help with their pastoral needs.
  3. The seasoned physician from another country chose to pursue a new life in the U.S. as a special immigrant.

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