Foreign national

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A foreign national is any person who is not a U.S. citizen who has been lawfully admitted as a permanent resident to the United States, or is an individual who is protected under the Immigration and Naturalization Act (8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)).

Foreign nationals include:

  • Permanent U.S. residents. These are foreign nationals who hold a "green card."
  • Protected individuals. These are foreign nationals seeking political asylum in the U.S. as refugees.