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

Demonstrators included undocumented immigrants who had worked at Trump golf resorts, as well as Hispanic advocacy groups that oppose Trump's immigration policies and treatment of Puerto Ricans, who are U.S. citizens. al.com, "Trump launches reelection bid with familiar themes, redoubling focus on his most avid backers," 19 June 2019 From 2007 to 2017, the number of undocumented workers dropped 7.6 million from 8.2 million. Ana Campoy, Quartz, "The size of the undocumented workforce is shrinking in the US," 12 June 2019 Some suggested that Brexit may help give local resident workers more jobs, drawing on Trump’s crackdown on undocumented workers back in the states. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "Post-Brexit Trade Relations With Trump's America Are a Concern in the U.K.," 6 June 2019 Patsy discovers life as an undocumented worker in a city that is only becoming more stratified by wealth may not have been worth the price. Vogue, "10 New Books to Read This Summer," 31 May 2019 The development was the latest in an emotional debate following the killing of San Jose resident Bambi Larson, allegedly by Carlos Eduardo Arevalo-Carranza, an undocumented immigrant with a lengthy criminal record. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: San Francisco will close its juvenile hall," 5 June 2019 The bill, which passed 237 to 187, is a way to protect undocumented immigrants who came illegally as children or were forced to flee their country because of a natural disaster or violence. Essence, "House Moves To Give 'Dreamers' Legal Path To Citizenship," 5 June 2019 The program, established in 2012 without congressional approval, has protected 674,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation and enabled them to get work permits. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court in waiting game on Trump administration bid to end DACA protection for immigrants," 4 June 2019 The profile of undocumented immigrants in the United States has changed notably in the last decade. Ray Boyd, https://www.inquirer.com, "‘Big Marijuana’ sets sights on Pennsylvania; Philly food program saves school lunches | Morning Newsletter," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of undocumented

1867, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of undocumented

: not having the official documents that are needed to enter, live in, or work in a country legally
: not supported by evidence that consists of documents : not having written proof

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