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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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As the data, the theories and the arguments put forward in this paper have shown that the issue of economic migration cannot be separated from a larger reflection on the contradictions of the global political economy of labor and the significant differences of economic development between states.
Like any other type of immigration, illegal economic migration has a huge cost--not only for the host country and the illegal migrants themselves, but also for legal migrants or even genuine prospective visitors to these countries.
As consequence, there are low levels of Romanian economic migration to Western Europe, mainly for seasonal or illegal work, along with continued very low levels of ethnic migrations and asylum-seeking.
But Sir Andrew Green, chairman of campaign group Migration Watch UK, said: "Given all the fuss made by industry about the perils of a cap on economic migration, this is a remarkable outcome.
The current study has extended past research by elucidating the regulation of economic migration, the conceptual boundaries of the migration-security nexus, the role of migration policy as a contributory factor and prerogative of economic competitiveness, and the current state of migration regulation.
What is the point of the British government limiting economic migration to 20,000 a year and then letting in another 20,000 Indians?
John Hoeffner and Michele Pistone discuss business, labor, and economic migration from the perspective of "authentic development.
It is not necessary to be a Maoist believer to understand the dislocation and trauma that economic migration causes.
The ambition was to make a musical that worked and was a good night out so that people enjoyed themselves but, at the same time, because of the material which deals with issues like economic migration, privatisation of hospital sand the generation gap, there are points in the play that remind us that these are current issues that have happened before, 20 or 30 years ago.
Many Tajik women are left alone by their partners due to economic migration to Russia, with no financial support.
Poverty and deprivation in the Third World breed political and social instability, give impetus to illegal economic migration to the First World and form a breeding ground for extremism and terrorism, the results of which could well be visited in future on rich countries.
This project represents our continued support and commitment to the federal government in their quest to secure a safe, rapid, economic migration path for their legacy databases and applications," said Arik Kilman, CEO of BluePhoenix.