transit alien

Definition of "transit alien"
  1. An individual from a foreign country passing through the US without settling, which can include persons sanctioned to travel to the United Nations Headquarters District or foreign dignitaries and their families
How to use "transit alien" in a sentence
  1. The diplomat functioned as a transit alien, only stopping in the United States for a short while before continuing to his destination.
  2. The individual was identified as a transit alien due to their purpose of passing through the United States to reach the United Nations.
  3. Despite not having a visa, she was permitted entry as a transit alien as she was only transiting through the country.

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