Understandable in combat situations.
But what about in non-combat situations?
On US soil, follow US rules. No? Or special rules depending on country of origin?
foreign national or expat is the term everywhere else.
Fair point. Alien is a foreign national without a legal right to be there.
resident alien is a unique thing to the USA. Our tax code for foreign nationals is unusually complex but as business is complex, so is our code.
Have you tried forcing a government to do something?
I am American and I want soap, sleep and clean water available to migrant children under US custody.
Ok. What do I have to do for that? Fight for years in a court?