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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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Contrary to the view that strict imigration controls are necessary to maintain social harmony, it is argued that a more liberal immigration policy, accompanied by policies designed to maintain full employment and promote equality of opportunity, would facilitate the integration of existing minorities.
18] As of 1980, there has been a net imigration of Greek Cypriots due to the economic recovery and subsequent development of the country.
3 Unos dias antes, una instancia del gobierno de Estados Unidos --el Imigration and Naturalization Service, o sea La migra, como se le conoce vernacularmente-- habia informado haber turnado al departamento de Estado 52 solicitudes de asilo politico formuladas por ciudadanos mexicanos.
With nine gates and 90,000 square feet to serve United's International flights, the facility will cut imigration and customs processing time in half at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
While strong familial ties and "fictive kinships" among blacks extend back to the days of slavery (Flanagan, 1978; Genovese, 1976; Gutman, 1976), they continued to expand during the mass imigration of blacks from southern to northern states between the 1930s and the 1960& As Wilson (1989) noted:
He said the committee expressed satisfaction over the arrangement carried out with the International Organization for Imigration (IOM) for starting air evacuation, as of Wednesday, in coordination with the Saudi authorities .