non·​im·​mi·​grant | \ ˌnän-ˈi-mə-grənt How to pronounce nonimmigrant (audio) \

Definition of nonimmigrant

: a person who is not an immigrant temporary visas for nonimmigrants

Examples of nonimmigrant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Late last November, U.S. State Department officials rejected Ramirez’s B1/B2 application, forcing the group to try a nonimmigrant visa that grants temporary access across the border, but only after an in-person interview. Greg Bishop,, "Immigrant Song," 30 July 2019 How does that compare to homicide arrests among nonimmigrants during the same time period? Meg Kelly, Washington Post, "Fact-checking President Trump’s numbers on the ‘human toll of illegal immigration’," 6 July 2018 The conservative bill also would have provided some 700,000 recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program the ability to apply for indefinite renewals of legal nonimmigrant status every three years. Gregg Re, Fox News, "House GOP abruptly scraps planned vote on troubled immigration bill, saying it could pass next week," 2 Oct. 2018 Of the 270 million nonimmigrants, 3.4 percent received cash welfare that year, USCIS research found, and 22.1 percent received noncash benefits. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "Trump proposal would penalize immigrants who use tax credits and other benefits," 28 Mar. 2018 For example, immigrants (even those seeking asylum) and nonimmigrants from Syria are barred from entering the country, but most Venezuelans will be unaffected. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "The Supreme Court Backed Trump's Travel Ban, but Judges Sotomayor and Ginsburg Aren't Having It," 27 June 2018 The new proposal would vastly expand that order to cover some 14 million people each year who apply for nonimmigrant visas. Sewell Chan, New York Times, "14 Million Visitors to U.S. Face Social Media Screening," 30 Mar. 2018 Authorities said Alfallaj entered the U.S. in late 2011 on a nonimmigrant visa based on his wife's status as a foreign student. Pete Williams, NBC News, "Oklahoma man accused of attending al Qaeda terrorist training camp before 9/11," 6 Feb. 2018 On point after point, America's nonimmigrants are failing our country. Author: Bret Stephens, Alaska Dispatch News, "Only mass deportation can save America," 18 June 2017

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonimmigrant.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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