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

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Recent Examples on the Web The ban, unlike the more sweeping restrictions on travel from countries like Iran, will not apply to nonimmigrant visas typically issued to students, tourists and visitors. NBC News, "Civil rights groups condemn Trump's travel-ban expansion to six African countries," 27 Feb. 2020 The poorest of the poor can’t afford the trip, and the ones who do come tend to be more motivated and less risk-averse than nonimmigrants. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Immigrants Come to America to Work," 28 Jan. 2020 Agents then determined that Al Helwani, who is from Syria, had been admitted into the United States as a nonimmigrant tourist, which prohibits him from possessing firearms. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Syrian national living in Fishers indicted on federal firearm charges found not guilty," 9 Dec. 2019 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

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonimmigrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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