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 announcement comes amid increasing tensions between Republicans and the Biden administration over how to handle an influx of undocumented immigrants. Dallas News, 11 June 2021 The 180,000 undocumented immigrants who live in Colorado make up about 3 percent of the state’s population. NBC News, 10 June 2021 The decision could also have implications for Dreamers unless Congress paves a permanent lawful status for those undocumented immigrants brought to the US as kids, one expert said. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 8 June 2021 Nearly a quarter of undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts are Asian. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 The campaign asks people to call on lawmakers to create a path to citizenship for the many undocumented immigrants who have made lives in the country. Washington Post, 5 June 2021 The country's immigration system should be reformed, Ries argued, but only as part of an effort to reduce the number of exceptions for admission of undocumented immigrants. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 At the checkpoint west of Laredo, a police dog alerted to the tanker, and agents found the 54 undocumented immigrants. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, 4 June 2021 They are charged with bringing in undocumented immigrants resulting in the death of Rogelio Perez Gutierrez, a Mexican national. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 June 2021

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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 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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