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resident alien

noun
1.
an alien who has legally established residence in the U.S.
2.
an alien who has legally entered the U.S. as an immigrant with the intention of becoming a citizen.
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  • All household members must provide proof of citizenship or permanent resident alien status.
  • All household members must provide proof of citizenship or permanent legal resident alien status.

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