Definition of resident alien noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


resident alien

BrE BrE//ˌrezɪdənt ˈeɪliən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrezɪdənt ˈeɪliən//
(North American English, law)
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a person from another country who has permission to stay in the US
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: resident alien