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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.



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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Its only oversight, exacerbated by time and the work of Robert Gellately and Ian Kershaw among others, is the way in which German public opinion is summarily referred to as passive, conditioned by past experience with foreign laborers, and later capable of separating forced foreign labor from other Nazi crimes.
Palestinians across all 12 of Lebanon's refugee camps have protested in the past two weeks against a Labor Ministry crackdown on foreign labor.
Commenting on the decision to raise foreign labor fees to SR 200 a month, he said: "The decision was issued by the Cabinet and we will continue working according to it, even if we have to go to court to defend the best interests of our country." Fakieh indicated there are several corruption cases in some labor offices.
To minimize impact of the new labor quotas on the local job market, the CLA will cut the foreign labor quotas available to large enterprises, with deductions depending on company size.
"This means that these fees will be collected only from the firms that insist on employing low-cost foreign labor which competes with our boys and girls," the minister said.
This move will raise the hiring costs of most foreign workers for establishments that have a predominantly foreign labor workforce from SR 750 a year to SR 3,100.
Summary: Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman said Wednesday his ministry's inspectors shuttered 20 shops as part of its crackdown on undocumented foreign labor, after the one-month grace period he gave employers to apply for a work permit ended.
Reliance on foreign labor has resulted in an unusual demographic structure in the UAE.
Summary: Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Monday defended comments he made about foreign labor in Lebanon, including Saudi labor, after he received heated backlash at home and abroad.
The Consumer Protection Association (CPA) reported a rise in consumer prices after the Ministry of Labor implemented its fee on foreign labor.
Summary: Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman has launched a plan to tackle undocumented foreign labor in Lebanon and sent a draft of it to Cabinet's secretariat, he announced Monday.
The foreign labor population percentage in Saudi Arabia is considered the third highest in the world.

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