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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.



West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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A main argument for passing the AgJOBS bill is that over a million illegal immigrants are estimated to work in agriculture and that their absence would cause crop prices to go up significantly and cause the United States to be uncompetitive with other countries.
A powerful example of these policy improvements is evident in New York, where, in the past 10 years, community organizations, labor unions and policy advocacy organizations have come together to both enforce and expand the civil rights of immigrants. Led by democratically-structured grassroots organizations of immigrants, the coalition of groups working on this issue has won over $50 million in new public investment in language assistance services to ensure equal access to government services.
While some middle class Germans in the interwar years asserted their superiority over new immigrants, German workers and Catholics found in southern and eastern Europeans a the common ground of shared whiteness.
It left me fearing the issue will never be resolved until illegal immigrants begin taking jobs or depressing the wages of politicians, corporate CEOs, social activists, and smug opinion magazine editors.
It appears that when Americans believe their per-capita income is growing, there are relatively few negative feelings toward recent immigrants. Conversely, when income is not growing, Americans shun immigrants.
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The CAPMAS disclosed that Egyptian males who have obtained approval to immigrate and those who have acquired immigrant status was 319, representing 82.9% of the total number of immigrants, meanwhile female immigrants were 66, representing only 17.1% from the total number.
The report, Immigrant Small Business Ownership is a Cornerstone of New Jersey's Economy, shows that New Jersey's economy benefits in a big way from immigrants and the businesses they create.
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In this meeting, they invited the new immigrants to share their experiences with long-term care staff.
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