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anchor baby

anchor baby  n.— «Holtzman said there should be “no more underground economy” and “no more anchor babies,” a term for children of legal and illegal immigrants who are U.S. citizens by virtue of being born in this country...

narrow-back

narrow-back
 n.— «Narrow-back. Irish- immigrants term for native American.» —“[pencil] Motormen and Conductors” Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

crimalien

crimalien  n.— «The venomous rhetoric: A popular Boston talk show host calls them “crimaliens.”…Should Massachusetts allow illegal immigrants the right to attend state colleges at in-state tuition rates it won’t be the...

Georgiafornia

Georgiafornia  n.— «A growing anti-immigrant movement is sweeping the South, with groups in Arkansas and other states calling for the withdrawal of services from undocumented immigrants. Georgia—which some have taken to calling...

tiger kidnapping

tiger kidnapping  n.— «Police intelligence reports and underworld crime gangs share the same use of terminology—a tiger kidnapping is what they both call a crime where a hostage is held to force the victim to take part in a robbery...

spasskultur

spasskultur  n.— «There has been much talk in recent months of the emerging Spasskultur—roughly translatable as “fun ethos,” and not to be confused with Leitkultur. The latter is an undefined mishmash of traditional German...