illegal illegal  /ɪ ˈli ɡəl/


  • (adj) prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules


  1. A rough economy and tough enforcement have put unprecedented stress on illegal immigrants.
  2. Beach landings are part of a recent spike in illegal immigration by sea to the San Diego area from Tijuana.
  3. Reducing illegal immigration is hard, but increasing legal immigration would be easy.


  1. Group of suspected illegal immigrants overpower captor

    HOUSTON -- At least seven suspected illegal immigrants, including children, escaped from a northeast Houston home on Tuesday. A neighbor called police after seeing several people run from the house on Hoffman near Calvacade. They said a man with a gun held them against their will. They apparently overpowered him and ran for help, according to police. One man has been arrested for aggravated ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  2. Illegal foreclosure victims await funds

    Thousands of Arizona families have lost their homes to illegal foreclosures but have yet to be compensated.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 15 Phoenix

  3. Alleged illegal gambling operation busted in Birmingham Friday

    An alleged illegal gambling operation was busted in Birmingham Friday.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Alabama's 13

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