Viewed by mexicans as alien, (their eyes say, you may speak spanish but you're not like me) an american to mexicans a mexican to americans a handy token sliding back and forth between the fringes of both worlds by smiling by masking the discomfort of being pre-judged bi-laterally. In “legal alien,” poet pat mora explores the cultural tension present in the lives of mexican americans the speaker in the poem describes a bicultural individual who is able to fluently speak both english and spanish and who uses both languages in his/her everyday work and social life.
Pat mora is a mexican-american poet and writer who has won numerous awards for her books and poetry she holds the kellogg national leadership fellowship award, the national endowment for the arts award, the southwest book award and the aztlán literature award she was born el paso texas, january 19, 1942.
Music video by sting performing englishman in new york (c) 1987 a&m records. An alien who has been granted the right by the uscis to reside permanently in the united states and to work without restrictions in the united states such an individual is also known known as a lawful permanent resident (lpr. A legal alien is a non-citizen who is permitted by law to remain in a country this is a very broad category which includes permanent residents and temporary residents a resident alien is a non-citizen who has resident status in a country under the law. An undocumented alien is a politically correct euphemism for illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is a politically correct euphemism for illegal immigrant an undocumented worker is a politically correct euphemism for an illegal alien who is also working illegally in the us.
After the alien enters the united states legally with the intent to stay in the country, he or she becomes an immigrant aliens admitted legally into the country for temporary periods of time such as tourists or students are called nonimmigrant aliens the term legal aliens refers to both these types of aliens.
Immigrants and aliens the legal terminologies are important to know an alien is a person who was not born in the united states and comes into the country from outside. There are resident aliens officially permitted to live in the country and illegal aliens who have sneaked into the country or stayed beyond the time allowed on a visa 3) v to convey title to property.
An illegal alien who entered the united states without inspection, for example, would be strictly defined as an immigrant under the ina but is not a permanent resident alien lawful permanent residents are legally accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the united states.
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