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a person who is not a citizen of a country; an alien
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) relating to a person who does not have citizenship status
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(nɒnˈsɪt ə zən)

a person who is not a citizen, as of a particular state or nation, and is therefore not normally entitled to the privileges of citizenship.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noncitizen - a person who comes from a foreign countrynoncitizen - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
au pair - a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
deportee, exile - a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
gringo - a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)
importee, import - an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees"
metic - an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city
citizen - a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
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Applying this framework to Suazo's case, the Court of Appeals reasoned that as a noncitizen, the threat of deportation was sufficiently serious and certain to mandate a jury trial.
In reaching this conclusion, the court referenced immigration enforcement statistics which reflect a strong correlation between federal removal proceedings and criminal convictions of noncitizens.
to make the noncitizen removable, the conviction cannot serve as the
noncitizen in the convicting jurisdiction before relying on the
Figure 2 shows noncitizen participation rates in Medicaid--the largest means-tested benefit program--by income relative to the poverty line.
Because the census surveys do not record the specific types of status that a noncitizen has, however, it is not possible to identify how large this population might be.
The IIRIRA amended the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that are relevant to removal of noncitizens who have committed crimes "to ensure that the worst noncitizen offenders [are] deported from the United States and to reduce the number of court cases" brought in immigration courts--essentially authorizing fast-track deportation procedures for a greater number of noncitizens.
Section 1226(c)'s mandatory detention provision only applies to noncitizens who are designated "criminal aliens." This designation is important because it triggers the Attorney General's (AG) obligation to detain a noncitizen.
The legal rights and obligations of citizens and noncitizens must be clearly defined and separated.
While having the same average annual increase, the share of noncitizens plateaued at or close to 9.0 percent from 2006 through 2010.