- born in a country other than that in which one resides.
Origin of foreign-born
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for foreign-born
Foreign-born residents made up 12.9 percent of the total U.S. population in 2010.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: November 23
November 23, 2014
The foreign-born population of the United States is nearly twice as likely as the native-born to be poor.
More than one-fourth of the pre-Obamacare uninsured were foreign-born.
Is there a proportion of foreign-born citizens — workers, voters, political constituents — that is too large?Why Should Conservatives Have to Trust Obama on Immigration?
May 21, 2013
In fact, when it comes to foreign-born residents, America looks fairly average.U.S. is Just Average as a Destination for Immigrants
May 18, 2013
Then there is the foreign-born American, who is such by naturalization.'America for Americans!'
John Philip Newman
The foreign-born voter was already a factor in American politics.Albert Gallatin
John Austin Stevens
Is it permitted to a small wife to worship the foreign-born God?
Not even in the temple of the foreign-born God did he wish to be without her.
(p. 176) The fact that concerns us here is the great proportion of the foreign-born.The Battle with the Slum
Jacob A. Riis.