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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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"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."
Commenting on the EU Parliament's resolution, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash described the resolution as a "biased and prejudiced resolution which throws accusations haphazardly without substantiating facts on the ground and purposely overlooks the milestones made by the UAE and endorsed by the relevant international organisations, 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".
This forces the authorities concerned to hire foreign labour to carry out the projects on time," Ikahawan said.
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.
UNEMPLOYED construction workers were staging a fresh demonstration outside a job centre today to demand fair access to jobs amid the ongoing row over the use of foreign labour.
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.
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.

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