Out of status, yes. Ineligible for employment, yes. "Illegal" is slang. Either you entered without inspection,are in status or out of status. But the end result for you is the same. You are removable if you do not have legal status.
Someone who is an illegal immigrant will be considered such even if he or she managed to get a social security number.
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