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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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Government statistics do not properly measure the problem and should be reviewed so that the sector is confident that post-Brexit immigration policies are based on an accurate assessment of agriculture's demand for, and supply of, foreign labour.
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.
Power station workers are not Nazis, but local people simply sticking up for themselves and protesting justifiably against the import of cheap foreign labour, understandably because their very livelihoods depend on these jobs.
If they had the same rights as everyone else in this country, they wouldn't get the foreign labour.
Workers at an oil refinery in the east of England have voted to end a week-long strike over the hiring of foreign labour for a building project.
Who has said wildcat strikes over foreign labour are stoking "the politics of xenophobia"?
WORKERS who walked out over foreign labour claim to be standing up for their rights.
The GMB union said it was "a national scandal" that Alstom, which is building the station for RWE, was using foreign labour.
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.
The true picture shows skilled foreign labour filling necessary vacancies with commendable attitude and aptitude.
The Greenlandic government will allow the Greenlandic shipping company Niisa Trawl to hire foreign labour as there have been problems in finding enough crew for the trawler 'Nikoline C'.

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