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visa run

visa run  n.— «Many people who have come to work in Taiwan have had to undertake the inglorious journey of what is commonly called a “visa run,” in order to acquire the necessary status to work here legally. The phrase instantly brings to...

Germaican

Germaican  n.— «In 1876 this village was inhabited by 100 German immigrants who were promised free passage, land and persuaded to settle and develop the plantations. The hardship that followed left just a few remaining, and their...

Hispandering

Hispandering  n.—Gloss: pandering to Hispanics. «The Scrum pays close attention to the 2004 presidential race, noticing Dick Gephardt’s recent Hispandering proposal to “legalize undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United...

Guatemexicoestadounidense

Guatemexicoestadounidense  n.— «Growing numbers of Guatemalan and Mexican immigrants are marrying and having U.S.-born children, creating mixed Latino families with ties to three countries at once.…The mixture has become so common in...