touchback
 n.— «WELNA: The main idea Republicans are considering is letting some of those here illegally stay, those who’ve been here more than five years, or those who overstayed visas. Florida Republican Mel Martinez said others in the country illegally should at least return to their countries of origin before applying for visas. It’s the so-called touchback provision.…Senator EDWARD KENNEDY (Democrat, Massachusetts): What’s right with taking people that are here for a period of time and then what, do they go across the border and have a bed check and then come back here?» —“Senate Seeks to Shorten Debate on Immigration Bill” by All Things Considered NPR Apr. 4, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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