un·​doc·​u·​ment·​ed | \ ən-ˈdä-kyə-ˌmen-təd How to pronounce undocumented (audio) \

Definition of undocumented

: not documented: such as
a : not supported by documentary evidence undocumented expenditures
b : lacking documents required for legal immigration or residence undocumented workers

Examples of undocumented in a Sentence

The company cannot reimburse you for undocumented travel expenses.
Recent Examples on the Web The troopers failed to locate the other undocumented immigrants as of Thursday evening. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 5 Aug. 2022 For years, politicians in both parties endorsed a path to citizenship for some groups of undocumented immigrants already living in the country. Jennifer Medina, New York Times, 29 July 2022 For example, the vast majority of the electorate supports stricter gun laws, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and legislation to reduce climate change. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 27 July 2022 In putting the bill into law last month, Massachusetts joined 16 other states and the District of Columbia as jurisdictions that allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Samantha J. Gross, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2022 Michels has proposed incentives for Wisconsin children to get them to college and also has released a television ad promising no public benefits for undocumented immigrants. Corrinne Hess, Journal Sentinel, 24 July 2022 In the 2021 fiscal year, the Coast Guard recorded 14,529 undocumented immigrants from all countries who tried to enter the U.S. by sea, nearly double the 7,583 counted in 2020 and 7,093 in 2019. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 24 July 2022 One of them recognized the photo that ICE had of him as being from his driver’s license — all three had obtained licenses after California passed AB60, which created a special driver’s license for undocumented immigrants. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2022 Zamorano, 46, of Palestine in East Texas, is charged with illegally transporting undocumented immigrants on June 27 after 53 people died in what authorities have called the worst smuggling catastrophe in the United States. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, 20 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of undocumented

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Undocumented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undocumented. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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