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Immigration Terminology

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U.S. Citizen A U.S. Citizen is someone who was either born or naturalized a U.S. Citizen has all the constitutional and state rights of any other American and cannot be stripped of citizenship except in extreme circumstances.

Permanent Resident A permanent resident is someone who lives in the United States under a green card. Permanent residents enjoy many of the rights of other Americans, except notably, the inability to vote. Permanent residents can bring immediate family members into the country.

Nonimmigrants Nonimmigrants are people who come into the United States temporarily, such as vacation visits or to work on a specific project.

Undocumented Immigrants Undocumented immigrants are foreigners, or aliens, who live in the United States illegally, whether they came in illegally or overstayed a Visa.

Asylee An Asylee is someone who comes into the United States and applies for asylum to avoid potential persecution in their home country.  

Refugee An refugee is someone who comes into the United States but cannot return home for fear of persecution. 

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