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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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Sarraf did eventually manage to immigrate to Canada, Kayvan Akhavan, Sarraf's nephew, told the judge the ordeal had used up 10 years of the family's time and drained his uncle's savings.
We speculate that individuals who immigrate during late adolescence or early adulthood are unlikely to be targeted for sex and reproductive health education, and thus may be less likely than earlier arrivers to have accurate knowledge of condoms or approve of condom use.
That's because Bailey would not only decriminalize polygamy, she would also allow all parties to intact polygamous marriages to immigrate to Canada.
As residents of lesser developed countries continue to be exposed to high levels of biomass smoke at home or at work and continue to immigrate to developed countries, it is important that health care providers in developed countries learn to recognize this clinical entity.
The highest number of people to immigrate to Canada in a single year since Confederation was 400,870 in 1913.
The H1-C program has never permitted a nurse to immigrate because of its narrow restrictions, explains Michael Hogan, director of legislative affairs at AHCA.
Petersburg native was forced to immigrate to the United States twenty years ago, because of his incompatibility with the canon of social realist art.
Poor women of the Third World don't immigrate voluntarily, Chang explains, but from necessity.
Many lives have probably been saved as a result of the September 1994 and May 1995 U.S.-Cuba migration agreements that permit 20,000 Cubans a year to immigrate legally to the U.S., the State Department has said, reports CANA (July 1, 1998).
An immigrant killing people with a gun draws forth the predictable suggestion that if people weren't free to take the perfectly innocent actions that contributed to the tragedy's occurrence - in this case, immigrate and own a gun - then we could ensure such tragedies never happen again.
It's a country awash in turmoil and tension, confronted by religious and secular bigotry at home and abroad, disiilusioned at world Jewry's failure to immigrate to Israel, mired in an intractable war with the Palestinians, still threatened by Syria and Iraq, surviving economically and militarily partly through American largess, isolated diplomatically everywhere.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, which helps Jews immigrate to Israel, notes that following the events in France there has been a surge in the number of Jews interested in immigrating to Israel.