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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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After the Second World War, France expanded its labor force by allowing intact polygamous families to immigrate from Africa and the Middle East.
A report recently issued by the International Organisation for Migration in Cairo stated that bringing down the regime has not affected the intentions of young Egyptians wishing to immigrate, as indicated in their replies to questionnaires in a survey carried out by the organisation.
Interior Ministry officials are less enthusiastic over the matter and have recently issued strict regulations for people who converted abroad and seek to immigrate to Israel as Jews.
Di Mishpokhe Karnovski(1943; The Family Carnovsky) traces an assimilated German-Jewish family for several decades until its members must immigrate to the United States after the Nazi takeover.
Germany had encouraged Jews to immigrate freely, offending Israel in the process.
Toronto--From 1885 to 1923, the Canadian government imposed a Head Tax on Chinese people attempting to immigrate to Canada.
Jewish synagogues in order to force them [the Jews] to immigrate [to Israel].
The upheavals of global political events are brought into play by examining how they influenced various ethnicities' decisions to immigrate to America.
Israel's Minister of Absorption Tzipi Livni issued a statement to the Jews of Morocco inviting them to immigrate to Israel, pledging special assistance from the Jewish Agency.

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