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The entrance into a country of foreigners for purposes of permanent residence. The correlative term emigration denotes the act of such persons in leaving their former country.




noun admission of foreigners, change of national location, colonization, entry of aliens, establishment of foreign residence, expatriation, forrign influx, incoming population, ingress, migration, movement of population, transmigration
Associated concepts: issuance of visas
See also: entrance, entry, inflow

IMMIGRATION. The removing into one place from another. It differs from emigration, which is the moving from one place into another. Vide Emigration.

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The unit also said that immigration of foreign labour would continue at a high pace and GCC countries would face more pressure from opposing interest groups.
Phil Whitehurst, a member of the negotiating committee for the GMB union, welcomed the decision to return to work but said more disputes were likely over the use of foreign labour.
WORKERS who walked out over foreign labour claim to be standing up for their rights.
A survey by leading recruitment firm Manpower said one in five firms were hiring foreign labour to meet talent shortages, with staff being recruited mainly from Poland, India, Latvia, Australia and Lithuania.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz has said the kingdom, which relies heavily on foreign labour, will end crippling unemployment among young Saudis within five years, newspapers and state media said yesterday.
The true picture shows skilled foreign labour filling necessary vacancies with commendable attitude and aptitude.
London, October 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Amicus hit out at the rapid development of European contractors coming into the UK and utilising cheap foreign labour.
The Government of Kuwait has made considerable progress in labour mobility management, enhancing the protection of foreign labour human rights and actively working to combat human trafficking.
Amman, Oct 20 (Petra) aAC" The Ministry of Labour found 15,800 workers of various nationalities in violation of the labour and residency regulations in security crackdowns on illegal foreign labour that began early this year, Minister of Labour and Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nidal Qatamin announced on Sunday.
Anwar Mohammad Gargash said: "The resolution is biased and prejudiced and throws accusations haphazardly without substantiating facts on the ground and purposely overlooks the milestones made by the UAE and endorsed by the relevant international organizations, particularly in the areas of foreign labour, comprehensive social care and women's empowerment, and the fact that the UAE represents a society of people of over 200 different nationalities who co-exist in an atmosphere of openness and tolerance.
The European Union Parliament had issued a resolution concerning the detainees and conditions of foreign labour and criticising conditions of the women in the UAE and death penalty in the UAE laws.

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