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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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It's now vital that mass imigration be brought under control,"A he added.
The yobbish behaviour that is now expected in everyday life would probably be sorted because the youth of today would be taught respect, the imigration problem would also benefit from it.
Immigration experts Christine Maloney, senior clerk at Number 8 Chambers in Birmingham, Monica Pirotta, an immigration adjudicator at Sheldon Court, Birmingham, Jonathon Perkins, a vice president of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal in London, and Abid Mahmood, head of the imigration and asylum team at Number 8
Imigration Service spokesman Jim Goldman said: "We had a tip-off that Mr Saffi was coming here for flight training.
A big-name foreign thug, who has served his time, tries to come over here for a spot of legal violence, and they try their utmost to stop him getting past Imigration because his presence "sends out a terrible message to boys who may see him as a role model".