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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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Ces debarquements successifs de migrants en Espagne et en Italie montrent l'impossibilite de tarir completement les flux de migrants provenant de la Libye.
The last major breach of the border fence by illegal migrants occurred in August last year when 118 migrant made it onto Spanish soil, though most were later returned to Morocco.
'Migrants caught attempting to gain access into the US through these dangerously illegal undertakings at-sea will be repatriated to their country in accordance with existing US immigration policy.'
Migrant workers cannot work in 'skilled labor.' For us, it's really difficult to work here.'
The boat, filled with mostly African migrants, tipped over shortly after setting out from the Libyan town of Zuwara, west of Tripoli, with the aim of reaching Italy.
Migrant Voice is organising a free Media Lab training workshop in Wolverhampton on Tuesday, July 30 at the Refugee and Migrant Centre on Waterloo Road.
In chapter 2, Rahman details the various migration policies used in Singapore, with a focus on skilled and professional immigration policy, migrant labour policy and migrant integration policy.
He explained that other measures had been taken along with the repatriation of migrants during a meeting held Saturday night between the Tunisian authorities, the ambassador of Bangladesh and several national and international organisations.
Gassim said another boat carrying 51 migrants was intercepted Saturday off the town of Khoms, some 120 km east of Tripoli.
It was pointed out that the number of migrants drastically increased in the past year.
Sofi Taylor, who has been campaigning for migrants' rights for a number of years and has previously worked with the UN, has recently taken up her role with the migrant-led group.

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