alien registration card

noun

dated
: green card
When your child immigrates to the United States, he or she enters as an alien, not as an American citizen. You will receive from the INS an alien registration card.Lois Gilman, The Adoption Resource Book, 1998

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alien registration card was in 1939

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“Alien registration card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alien%20registration%20card. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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