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Foreigners, Aliens
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1. Modern Problems and Issues

The term “foreigners” defines individuals or social groups in relation to a particular state. People become foreigners when they stay in a country other than their own. Depending on the circumstances in the host country, their presence may or may not be welcome. The social problem involved in the concept is twofold: foreigners live as aliens, as those who do not belong; and they are seen by residents to be aliens, not t…

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Daiber, Karl-Fritz and Frado, Dennis W., “Foreigners, Aliens”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_F147>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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